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Welcome to today’s Employee Meeting Coordinated by: Kentucky's Rapid Response Team and Partner agencies. www.kentuckyunbridledspirit.com. If you are facing a layoff or downsizing by your company, there is help available.
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Kentucky's Rapid Response Team
and Partner agencies
If you are facing a layoff or downsizing by your company, there is help available.
Kentucky’s Rapid Response Team Agencies coordinate an array of services for Dislocated Workers
Office of Employment & Training
One Stop Career Center
Local Workforce Investment Area One Stop Career Center –
WIA Title 1 Dislocated Worker Program
U.S. DOL Employee Benefit Security Administration
KY Adult Education
One stop Career Centers are nationwide and many of the services you hear about today are mirrored in surrounding states.
“Base Period “
The Base Period is the Prior
January 1 through March 31
October 1 to September 30
April 1 through June 30
January 1 to December 31
July 1 through September 30
April 1 to March 31
October 1 through December 31
July 1 to June 30
Am I Eligible to Draw Unemployment Insurance Benefits?
“Base Period “
There are four (4) requirements that must be met before a monetary determination can be made that there are sufficient wages in your base period.
1. Wages of at least $750 in one quarter.
2. Total wages of at least one and one-half (1 ½) times the wages in your high quarter.
3. Total wages outside the high quarter of at least $750.
4. Wages in the last two (2) quarters of at least eight (8) times your weekly rate.
It is Very Important That You Read and Understand the Information Regarding Your Rights and Responsibilities .
(PAM –UI-400/ES- 513)
Work Search Requirements While Claiming Unemployment Insurance Benefits
If My Claim is “Allowed,” Do I Get My Benefits Now?
It’s a good start, but more is required. You may be an insured worker and still be “ineligible” or “disqualified” for benefits. Some of the common reasons you may be “ineligible” or “disqualified” are:
Some of the additional common reasons you may be “ineligible” or “disqualified” are:
“This is just a partial list of reasons you may be disqualified or ineligible”
Another more serious disqualification is for making a False Statement or failing to tell us an important fact, such as working while drawing benefits. Do Not Be Guilty of Fraud! If you make a False Statement in claiming benefits, you can be disqualified for up to 52 weeks! There are other penalties for fraud, too, such as Fines and Possible Imprisonment. Also, all benefits fraudulently received Must Be Repaid to the Office of Employment & Training. Interest will accrue and there may be a lien filing fee as well as a lien release fee.
The Re-Employment Services Program is a team of employment/reemployment specialists located in Local Offices throughout the state. They use motivational group job search sessions, and modern technology – ranging from the Internet to virtual interviewing -to recruit, screen, motivate and place a more diverse range of qualified job applicants.
Unemployment Insurance claim.
1. A group of three or more workers, a company official, a union or other dually authorized representative, or a One-Stop operator can file a petition with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance (DTAA) and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Coordinator of Dislocated Worker Unit of the state in which the employer is located.
2. After investigating the petition, which can take typically 40 days, DTAA certifies or denies eligibility to apply for TAA services and benefits and notifies petitioners and a company official.
their local Career Centers.
3. Workers must be enrolled in training 8 weeks after certification of 16 weeks after their last qualifying separation to receive TRA benefits or a waiver of training enrollment must be granted by the state.
Self-Directed Job Search Services
Job Search Allowances: For costs of job search outside of the local area (anything over 100 miles one way), reimbursement of 90% of the cost up to a maximum of $1,250.00.
Relocation Allowances: For costs of relocating to a job outside of the local area (anything over 100 miles one way). Three estimates are required from commercial carriers for household moving expenses.
Based on individual eligibility, members of a Trade petition certified worker group may receive one or more of the followingReemployment Trade Services available at Barren River Area Career Centers:
Basic or remedial education (including literacy training and English as a Second Language)
* Up to 26 additional weeks are available to workers who require remedial training.
Training Services: Up to 104* weeks of approved training, including:Classroom training
*Workers must be enrolled in training 8 weeks after certification or 16 weeks after separation to receive or to be eligible for TRA benefits, HCTC, or a wavier issued by OET of training enrollment must be granted by the state.
More Reemployment Services available at Barren River Area Career Centers for Trade eligible individuals, who are members of a Trade petition certified worker group :
Kentucky’s ‘Health Insurance Assistance’ program
Melissa Wiley 502-564-7456
ATAA is designed to allow TAA eligible workers for whom retraining may not be appropriate and who find reemployment to receive a wage subsidy when there is a salary gap between their old and new employment. These claimants are eligible for the Health Coverage Tax Credit and Relocation Allowance, in addition to the ATAA allowance.
Trade Act Programs Contact InformationDivision of Trade Adjustment Assistance: United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance Room C-5311200 Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20210Phone: 202-693-3560Fax: 202-693-3584 or 3585Web: http://www.doleta.gov/tradeactLocal Career CenterTo find the nearest One-Stop Career Center, State TAA Coordinator, and Dislocated Workers Units, call 1-877-US2-JOBS, 1-877-889-5627 (TTY), or visit the America’s Service LocatorWeb site at:http://www.servicelocator.org
Adult & Continuing Education Programs
Key Services (continued):
To contact KYAE call 1-800-928-7323 or (502) 573-5114 or visit our Web site at http://adulted.state.ky.us
We Serve Individuals With the Following Disabilities:
Services Provided to Eligible Individuals
For more information or to locate a Office of Vocational Rehabilitation near you,
…reduced-cost health insurance for Kentucky Children
A plan is not required to count days of coverage that occur before a significant break.