CHAPTER 343

INCREASING BENEFITS UNDER UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 33, TITLE 19, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 3313, Title 19, Delaware Code is amended by striking and repealing all of subsection (b) and subsection (d) and by substituting and enacting in lieu thereof a new subsection (b) and (d) to read as follows:

(b) An individual's "weekly benefit amount" means 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 $40, the weekly benefit amount shall be $40, or if less than $7, shall be $7, and if not a multiple of fifty cents, shall be computed to the next higher multiple of fifty cents.

(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 26 times his weekly benefit amount or 29% of his wages for employment by employers paid during his base period. If such amount is not a multiple of fifty cents it shall be computed to the next higher multiple of fifty cents. In no event shall such total amount of benefits be less than 11 times the weekly benefit amount.

Approved April 1, 1958.