PUBLIC LAW 87.6-MAR. 24, 1961
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Public Law 87-6 March 24, 1961
To provide for the establishment of a temporary program of extended unemployment compensation, to provide for a temporary increase in the rate of the Federal unemployment tax, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and Floum of Representatives of the tend^*"unempioy- United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may uon'Act ofTler^ ^ cited as the "Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1961". DEFINITIONS
26 USC 3304.
SEC. 2. For purposes of this Act— (1) The term "compensation period" means, in the case of any individual, the period beginning with the first day of a benefit year (determined under applicable State law) for such individual and ending on the day before the first day of the next benefit year (determined under applicable State law) for such individual. If the applicable State law does not define a benefit year, then for purposes of the preceding sentence such term has the meaning prescribed by the Secretary. (2) The term "first claim" means the first request for determination of an individual's right to temporary extended unemployment compensation, without regard to whether or not any compensation is paid. (3) The term "State unemployment compensation" means the regular unemployment compensation payable to an individual under the State law or title X V, and any additional unemployment compensation payable to such individual under the State law or title X V during periods of high imemployment. (4) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Labor of the United States. (5) The term "State" includes the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (6) The term "State agency" means the agency of the State which administers its State law. (7) The term "State law" means the unemployment compensation law of the State, approved by the Secretary under section 3304 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and the unemployment compensation law of Puerto Rico during the last six months before January 1, 1961. (8] The term "temporary extended unemployment compensation" means the additional unemployment compensation payable under this Act. (9) The term "title X V " means title X V of the Social Security Act. (10) The term "week" means a week as defined in the applicable State law. PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION
Eligibility SEC. 3. (a) Payment of temporary extended unemployment compensation shall be made, for any week of unemployment which begins in the covered period specified in section 6, to individuals who have, after June 30, 1960, exhausted (within the meaning prescribed by the Secretary by regulations) all rights under the State law and title « ^u^ c^' U61- - ^ ^ ^^^ ^^® have no rights to unemployment compensation with 1371.
i*espect to such week under any such law o r under any other Federal
or State unemployment compensation law.