CHAPTER 185

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION COMMISSION

RELATIVE TO BENEFIT PAYMENTS AND THE DURATION

THEREOF

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 258, VOLUME 41, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, BY CHANGING THE PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO BENEFIT PAYMENTS AND THE DURATION THEREOF.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Section 3 of said Chapter 258, Volume 41, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of subsection (b) thereof and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection (b) reading as follows:

(b) An individual's "weekly benefit amount" shall be an amount equal to one-twenty-fifth of his total wages for employment by employers paid during that quarter of his base period in which such total wages were highest, except that if such amount is more than Twenty-Five Dollars, the weekly benefit amount shall be deemed to be Twenty-Five Dollars, or if less than Seven Dollars, shall be deemed to be Seven Dollars, and if not a multiple of Fifty Cents, shall be computed to the next higher multiple of Fifty Cents.

Section 2. That Section 3 of said Chapter 258, Volume 41, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence of subsection (d) thereof and inserting in lieu of said sentence a new sentence, reading as follows:

(d) Any otherwise eligible individual shall be entitled during any benefit year to a total amount of benefits equal to whichever is the lesser of twenty-six times his weekly benefit amount or one-fourth of his wages for employment by employers paid during his base period; provided, that if such amount is

not a multiple of Fifty Cents it shall be computed to the next higher multiple of Fifty Cents; and provided that in no event shall such total amount of benefits be less than eleven times the weekly benefit amount.

Approved June 8, 1949.