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92_SB1977 LRB9215755RCcd 1 AN ACT concerning unemployment insurance. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Unemployment Insurance Act is amended by 5 changing Section 237 as follows: 6 (820 ILCS 405/237) (from Ch. 48, par. 347) 7 Sec. 237. (a) "Base period"
means (1) the four8 consecutive calendar quarters ended on the preceding December9 31, for benefit years beginning in May, June, or July; (2)10 the four consecutive calendar quarters ended on the preceding11 March 31, for benefit years beginning in August, September,12 or October; (3) the four consecutive calendar quarters ended13 on the preceding June 30, for benefit years beginning in14 November, December, or January; and (4) the four consecutive15 calendar quarters ended on the preceding September 30, for16 benefit years beginning in February, March, or April. This17 paragraph shall apply to benefit years beginning prior to18 November 1, 1981. For each benefit year beginning on or after19 November 1, 1981, "base period"means the first four of the 20 last five completed calendar quarters immediately preceding 21 the benefit year. Further, any wages that had previously been 22 used to establish a valid claim under Section 242 and with 23 respect to which benefits have been paid shall not be 24 included in the base period provided for in this subsection. 25 (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) the foregoing26 paragraph, with respect to any benefit year beginning on or27 after January 1, 1988, an individual, who has been awarded 28 temporary total disability under any workers' compensation 29 act or any occupational diseases act and does not qualify for 30 the maximum weekly benefit amount under Section 401 because 31 he was unemployed and awarded temporary total disability -2- LRB9215755RCcd 1 during the base period determined in accordance with 2 subsection (a) the preceding paragraph, shall have his weekly 3 benefit amount, if it is greater than the weekly benefit 4 amount determined in accordance with subsection (a) the5 preceding paragraph, determined by the base period of a 6 benefit year which began on the date of the beginning of the 7 first week for which he was awarded temporary total 8 disability under any workers' compensation act or 9 occupational diseases act, provided, however, that such base 10 period shall not begin more than one year prior to the 11 individual's base period as determined under subsection (a) 12 the preceding paragraph. Further, any wages which had 13 previously been used to establish a valid claim pursuant to 14 Section 242 and with respect to which benefits have been paid 15 shall not be included in the base period provided for in this 16 subsection paragraph. 17 (c) With respect to any benefit year beginning on or 18 after January 1, 2003, for an individual who is ineligible to 19 receive benefits under this Act by reason of the provisions 20 of paragraph E of Section 500 during the base periods 21 determined in accordance with subsections (a) and (b), "base 22 period" means the last 4 completed calendar quarters 23 immediately preceding the benefit year. 24 (d) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this 25 Section, "base period" means the base period as defined in 26 the unemployment compensation law of any State under which 27 benefits are payable to an individual on the basis of a 28 combination of his wages pursuant to an arrangement described 29 in Section 2700 F. 30 (Source: P.A. 85-956; 85-1009.) 31 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 32 becoming law.
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