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Subchapter 001 : General Benefits(Cite as: 21 V.S.A. § 1318)
§ 1318. Reciprocal benefit arrangements
(a) The Commissioner is hereby authorized to enter into arrangements with the appropriate agencies of other states or the federal government whereby potential rights to benefits accumulated under the unemployment compensation laws of the several states or under such law of the federal government, or both, may constitute the basis for the payment of benefits through a single appropriate agency under terms which the Commissioner finds will be fair and reasonable as to all affected interests and will not result in any substantial loss to the Fund, and the Commissioner is authorized to reimburse such state or federal agency for such benefits as may be paid by that agency upon the basis of wages received in employment subject to this chapter or to receive from such state or federal agency such amounts as may be paid from the Fund upon the basis of wages received in employment subject to the laws of such state or of the federal government.
(b) The Commissioner shall participate in any arrangements for the payment of compensation on the basis of combining an individual’s wages and employment covered under this chapter with his wages and employment covered under the unemployment compensation laws of other states which are approved by the Secretary of Labor of the United States in consultation with the state unemployment compensation agencies as reasonably calculated to assure the prompt and full payment of compensation in such situation and which include provisions for:
(1) applying the base period of a single state law to a claim involving the combining of an individual’s wages and employment covered under two or more state unemployment compensation laws; and
(2) avoiding the duplicate use of wages and employment by reason of such combining.
(c) Reimbursements paid from the Fund pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be benefits for the purposes of this chapter, except that no charge on account of said reimbursements shall be made to an employer’s experience rating record under subsection 1325(a) of this title. Benefits paid from the Fund to an individual, under arrangements entered into pursuant to this section, shall not be charged to an employer’s experience rating record under subsection 1325(a) of this title when such benefits would not have been payable to the individual but for this section because of lack of wages in subject employment necessary to qualify for benefits under section 1338 of this title. (Amended 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), § 22, eff. March 1, 1961; 1961, No. 210, § 15, eff. July 11, 1961; 1969, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. April 9, 1970; 1971, No. 77, § 2, eff. Dec. 31, 1971.)