Unemployment insurance benefits—wage-earnings limitation, 24.18
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
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," 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 sections 96.1A(37), 96.3, and 96.4.
Purpose and Summary
This proposed rule making clearly defines how unemployment insurance benefit weeks are impacted when a recipient is working part time and reporting wages earned.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
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.
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 May 24, 2022. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Workforce Development
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319-0209
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 will be disqualified for excessive earnings if the individual earns a sum equal to or greater than the individual's weekly benefit amount plus $15 during the week. 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 lower multiple of one dollar, in excess of one-fourth of the individual's weekly benefit amount. If the UI benefit amount to be paid is not a whole number, benefits shall be rounded to the lower multiple of $1.