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You become a Participant in the Plan by working for an Employer required by a Collective Bargaining Agreement or Participation Agreement to make contributions to the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Fund on your behalf.
Once you become a Participant in the Plan, you will become eligible for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits upon meeting all of the following eligibility requirements:
You will not be eligible for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits if you are receiving Pension Plan benefits to which IBEW Local 11 or the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is a party or benefits from the Social Security Administration.
If you have been laid off, you must complete and submit an application for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits with the Fund Office.
You may obtain an application for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits from any of the following locations:
Journeymen are required to submit a copy of their layoff notice along with their application. The layoff notice must indicate that the reason for the layoff was due to a lack of work or a reduction in workforce. The Layoff Date indicated on the layoff notice will be used to determine when your benefits will begin.
You may obtain an application for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits from:
The Layoff Date provided by the Electrical Training Institute will be used to determine when your benefits will begin.
In order to receive benefits an eligible Participant must file an application for benefits no later than 60 days from the day for which benefits are claimed. Benefits payable shall be paid no more than 14 days following receipt of an approved application. If an application requires additional information the applicant shall be timely advised of the additional information required within the same 14 days. If an application is denied or a portion of benefit claimed is denied, an adverse benefit determination shall be issued within the same 14 days.
Yes. If an otherwise eligible Participant engages in Non-Covered Electrical Employment after meeting the Hour Requirement set forth above, all eligibility for benefits under this Plan is lost until the Participant, after the last hour worked in Non Covered Electrical Employment, works at least 7,000 hours in Covered Employment and meets all other eligibility requirements of the Plan.
Your benefits under the Plan will terminate when your California Unemployment Insurance benefits terminate or if any of the following occur:
If your eligibility for benefits is terminated for any reason, you must again satisfy the eligibility requirements for benefits based upon a new 12 month review period.
When you again meet the eligibility requirements, you will be entitled to a maximum of 26 weeks of Supplemental Unemployment Benefits subject to all other limitations of the Plan including but not limited to maximum benefits in a rolling 52 week period.
Once you have met the requirements to be eligible for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits, you will continue to receive benefits, up to your maximum 26 weeks of payments, within 52 weeks from the first date of benefits provided your benefits are not suspended under the Plan, and you file timely additional applications.
Your Supplemental Unemployment Benefit payments are not payable (suspended) if any of the following occur:
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 ("USERRA") protects the reemployment rights and benefits of civilian employees who enter the military" for a brief, non-recurrent period and have no expectation of significant continuing military service." This protection extends to employees who perform uniformed military service on a voluntary or involuntary basis for a cumulative period of service of five (5) years or less. "Uniformed military service" includes: active duty, active duty for training, initial active duty, full-time National Guard duty, and a period during which a person is absent from work for the purpose of examination to determine his or her fitness for military service. When you are away from covered employment due to uniformed military service covered by this law and return timely to work for a contributing employer, your Plan benefits will be protected as follows:
If you will be entering military service, you must notify the Plan Administrator by providing a copy of your deployment to the Fund Office before you enter military service.
When you return from military service, you must notify the Plan Administrator. You will forfeit any protected Plan benefits unless you return to work within certain time limits:
Within 14 days after returning to work, you must furnish the Fund Office with copies of your discharge papers showing the date of induction, date of discharge or termination of duty.