DAR File No. 40449
This rule was published in the June 15, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 12) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 40449
Filed: 05/25/2016 05:43:02 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this amendment is to codify current practice.
Summary of the rule or change:
The U.S. Supreme Court requires the Department to pay benefits "when due". To ensure benefits are paid timely, initial Department decisions must be made by the Friday of the week following the week the claim was filed. When the Department contacts claimants and employers for information, a quick response is needed. Employers and claimants are instructed to respond within 48 hours of a phone request and 5 days if the instruction is mailed. The Department is merely adding to rule what has been Department practice for decades.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 35A-1-104(4)
- Section 35A-1-104
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
This is a federally-funded program so there are no costs or savings to the state budget.
This is a federally-funded program so there are no costs or savings to local government.
There are no costs or savings to any small businesses as there are no fees associated with this program, and it is federally funded.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There are no costs or savings to any persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities as there are no fees associated with this program, and it is federally funded.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no costs or savings to any affected persons as there are no fees associated with this program and it is federally funded. These changes will not impact the contribution rate of any employer.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There are no compliance costs associated with this change. There are no fees associated with this change. There will be no cost to anyone to comply with these changes. There will be no fiscal impact on any business. These changes will have no impact on any employers contribution tax rate.
Jon Pierpont, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Workforce Services
140 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2333
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Suzan Pixton at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9645, by FAX at 801-526-9211, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Jon Pierpont, Executive Director
R994. Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance.
R994-403. Claim for Benefits.
R994-403-117e. Claimant's Responsibility.
(1) The claimant must provide all of the following:
(a) his or her correct name, social security number, citizenship or alien status, address and date of birth;
(b) the correct business name and address for each base period employer and for each employer subsequent to the base period;
(c) information necessary to determine eligibility or continuing eligibility as requested on the initial claim form, or on any other Department form including work search information. This includes information requested through the use of an interactive voice response system or the Internet;
(d) the reasons for the job separation from base period and subsequent employers when filing a new claim, requalifying for a claim, or any time the claimant is separated from employment during the benefit year. The Department may require a complete statement of the circumstances precipitating the separation; and
(e) any other information requested by the
This includes requests for documentary evidence, written
statements, or oral requests. Claimants are required to return
telephone calls when requested to do so by Department
(2) Claimants are also required to report, at the time and place designated, for an in-person interview with a Department representative if so requested.
(3) By filing a claim for benefits, the claimant has given consent to the employer to release to the Department all information necessary to determine eligibility even if the information is confidential.
KEY: filing deadlines, registration, student eligibility, unemployment compensation
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
September 25, 2013]
Notice of Continuation: May 16, 2013
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 35A-4-403(1)
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Suzan Pixton at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9645, by FAX at 801-526-9211, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.