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S.3655 - Superstorm Sandy Unemployment Relief Act of 2012
A bill to provide enhanced disaster unemployment assistance to States affected by Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Sandy of 2012, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT PERIOD.
(a) In General- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in the case of an individual eligible to receive unemployment assistance under section 410(a) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (
SEC. 3. ASSISTANCE TO STATES.
(1) IN GENERAL- Payments shall be made to a State in an amount equal to 100 percent of the amount of unemployment compensation paid under the provisions of the State law to affected individuals in each State in which a major disaster was declared with respect to that State or any area within that State under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Assistance Relief and Emergency Assistance Act by reason of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) FUNDING- There are appropriated, out of moneys in the Treasury not otherwise obligated, such sums as may be necessary for purposes of carrying out this section, and such sums shall not be required to be repaid.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(i) the extended unemployment compensation account (as established by section 905 of the Social Security Act (
(ii) the employment security administration account (as established by section 901 of the Social Security Act (
(4) LIMITATIONS ON PAYMENTS- No payments shall be made to a State under this section for unemployment compensation paid by the State to an affected individual, if the State is advanced or reimbursed for the costs of such unemployment compensation under other provisions of Federal law.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) STATE; STATE LAW- The terms ‘State’ and ‘State law’ have the meanings given those terms in section 205 of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970 (
(2) AFFECTED INDIVIDUAL- The term ‘affected individual’ means an individual eligible for unemployment compensation under State law, whose unemployment is a direct result (as described in 20 C.F.R. 625.5(c)) of the major disaster that was declared with respect to that State or any area within that State under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Assistance Relief and Emergency Assistance Act by reason of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink