"SUB" Plan BenefitTabs™
This is a summary of benefits and not a substitute for the Southern California IBEW-NECA Supplemental Unemployment Benefits Plan Summary Plan Description, and to the extent it differs from the SPD, the terms of the SPD will govern.
OverviewEffective August 29, 2013, the Union and Association established the Southern California IBEW-NECA Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Trust Fund ("SUB") for IBEW Local 11 Inside Wiremen, Intelligent Transportation, Inspectors and Railroad workers. This Plan is established by the Trustees for the purpose of providing payments that supplement state unemployment compensation for Participants whose employment with an Employer is terminated involuntarily due to lack of work or a reduction in workforce.
Plan ParticipationYou 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.
Eligibility for Benefits
Once you become a Participant in the Plan, you will become eligible for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits upon meeting all of the following eligibility requirements:
- Covered Employment Terminated: Your Covered Employment must have been terminated involuntarily due to lack of work or reduction in workforce. No benefits are paid if unemployment is due to a strike, work stoppage, lockout, voluntary quit or a discharge due to misconduct; and
- Hour Requirement: You must meet the hour requirement by working a minimum of 1,040 hours in Covered Employment in either the four (4) Contribution Quarters prior to your Layoff Date or the 12-Month Review Period; and
- Registered with the Union Referral Hall: You must be registered with the Union Referral Hall as Available for Work and follow the Referral Hall’s daybook procedures; and
- Application for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits: An application for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits must be filed with the Fund Office; and
- Received Unemployment Compensation Benefits: You must provide appropriate proof of your actual receipt of unemployment compensation benefits for days you are claiming Supplemental Unemployment Benefits.
Note: 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.
Eligibility to Continue Prior Claim
If you return to Covered Employment, are subsequently laid off and have not worked at least 1,040 hours since you last collected Supplemental Unemployment Benefits, you may be eligible to continue your prior claim up to the maximum of 26 weeks of cumulative benefits without re-qualifying for benefits. To continue this claim, you must meet the following requirements:
- Covered Employment Terminated: Your Covered Employment must have been terminated involuntarily due to a lack of work or reduction in workforce. You must submit a copy of your most recent layoff notice (if applicable).
- Meet Other Requirements: Meet the requirements for timely filing and all other requirements with the exception of the 1,040 hour provision which you met when your benefits first commenced. All other exceptions, exclusions and eligibility requirements apply to your claim for benefits including but not limited to receipt of California Unemployment Insurance benefits.
Termination of Eligibility
Your benefits under the Plan will terminate when your California Unemployment Insurance benefits terminate or if any of the following occur:
- You have exhausted the 26 weeks of Supplemental Unemployment Benefits payable under the Plan; or
- Your claim has been inactive for 365 or more days. All claims are "inactive" 365 days from the initial layoff or termination resulting in any payment of benefits. Your inactive claim will be closed and will not be re-opened under any circumstances. You will be required to re-satisfy the eligibility requirements to be eligible to begin a new claim; or
- You begin receiving Social Security Administration benefits; or
- You begin receiving Pension Plan benefits to which IBEW Local 11 or the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is a party; or
- You knowingly misrepresent or falsify any information or matter in connection with a claim filed for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits. You may be required to forfeit your rights to remaining benefits, refund overpayments or lose entitlement to any future benefits under the Plan.
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.