Notice of Intended Action

Unemployment benefits wage-earning limitation, 24.18

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to wage-earnings limitation

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Director of the Workforce Development Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 24, "Claims and Benefits," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 96.11.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 96.

Purpose and Summary

The proposed amendment aligns the administrative rule relating to wage-earnings limitation with the Iowa Code so they are not in conflict.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on June 11, 2019. Comments should be directed to:

Nicholas Olivencia

Iowa Department of Workforce Development

1000 East Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0209


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Amend rule 871—24.18(96) as follows:

871—24.18(96) Wage-earnings limitation. An individual who is partially unemployed may earn weekly a sum equal to the individual's weekly benefit amount plus $15 before being disqualified for excessive earnings. If such individual earns less than the individual's weekly benefit amount plus $15, the formula for wage deduction shall be a sum equal to the individual's weekly benefit amount less that part of wages, payable to the individual with respect to that week and rounded to the nearest lower multiple of one dollar, in excess of one-fourth of the individual's weekly benefit amount.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code sections 96.3, 96.4 and 96.19(38).

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 6/11/2019.

Official Document

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 871-24.18

Iowa Code References

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Iowa Code 96.19(38) Iowa Code 96.3 Iowa Code 96.4


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