Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan SPD

BENEFITS

The second paragraph of the BENEFITS Section, at page 5 of the Summary Plan Description, is amended temporarily, effective for benefits accrued on or after January 1, 2021 through and including March 14, 2021, to read as follows:

  1. Journeymen – The Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Trust Fund benefit is increased from $4.80 per each weekday to $20.00 per each weekday to a maximum of $100.00 per week through March 14, 2021.
  2. Apprentices – The Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Trust Fund benefit is increased from $4.80 per each weekday to $10.00 per each weekday to a maximum of $50.00 per week through March 14, 2021. No benefit under this subsection (B) is payable for an Apprentice’s period of Mandatory Weekly Day Class attendance.
  3. Apprentices Attending Mandatory Weekly Day Classes – An Apprentice meeting the eligibility requirements of this Plan while attending a week of Mandatory Day Classes shall be entitled to receive a benefit of $200 per week for a week of Mandatory Day Classes upon timely application if the report received by this Plan from the Electrical Training Institute (ETI) shows: (1) The Apprentice attending every required class during the week. (2) The Apprentice received a passing grade for every required course during the week. This benefit is payable for Mandatory Weekly Day Classes conducted November 1, 2020 through March 14, 2021. No other benefits are payable to an Apprentice for a week of Mandatory Weekly Day Classes even if the Apprentice receives California Unemployment Benefits for that week.

    In order to receive this benefit, an eligible Apprentice must file an appropriate claim with the Administrative Trust Funds Office. No benefit under this provision of the Plan is payable for a week of Mandatory Day Classes prior to November 1, 2020 or subsequent to March 14, 2021. No interest applies to any benefit paid or payable under this provision due to any inaccuracy in a report received from ETI, any delay in receipt of an ETI report or any reasonable processing delays of a report received from ETI. Any Apprentice disputing the accuracy of an ETI report must resolve any alleged inaccuracy with ETI and not this Plan. The timing of required reports being issued by ETI is within the control of ETI and not this Plan or the Administrative Trust Funds Office. No benefit is payable for any Mandatory Weekly Day Classes as set forth above unless the Apprentice files an application with the Administrative Trust Funds Office not later than six (6) months subsequent to the week of Mandatory Day Classes for which a benefit is being claimed.

Amount and Duration of Benefits

In the event an eligible Participant is laid off work due to a layoff or reduction in workforce and is awarded unemployment compensation benefits, the Plan provides an additional benefit in arrears for each day of unemployment compensation benefits actually received. Available benefits may continue up to a maximum of 26 weeks (130 benefit days) in a rolling 52 week period beginning on the first day for which unemployment benefits are received. (California unemployment insurance typically will not initially commence until the 8th consecutive day of layoff.)

This section modified by: Amendment 6.

The second paragraph of the BENEFITS Section, at page 5 of the Summary Plan Description, is amended temporarily, effective for benefits accrued on or after January 1, 2021 through and including March 14, 2021, to read as follows:

  1. Journeymen – The Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Trust Fund benefit is increased from $4.80 per each weekday to $20.00 per each weekday to a maximum of $100.00 per week through March 14, 2021.
  2. Apprentices – The Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Trust Fund benefit is increased from $4.80 per each weekday to $10.00 per each weekday to a maximum of $50.00 per week through March 14, 2021. No benefit under this subsection (B) is payable for an Apprentice’s period of Mandatory Weekly Day Class attendance.
  3. Apprentices Attending Mandatory Weekly Day Classes – An Apprentice meeting the eligibility requirements of this Plan while attending a week of Mandatory Day Classes shall be entitled to receive a benefit of $200 per week for a week of Mandatory Day Classes upon timely application if the report received by this Plan from the Electrical Training Institute (ETI) shows: (1) The Apprentice attending every required class during the week. (2) The Apprentice received a passing grade for every required course during the week. This benefit is payable for Mandatory Weekly Day Classes conducted November 1, 2020 through March 14, 2021. No other benefits are payable to an Apprentice for a week of Mandatory Weekly Day Classes even if the Apprentice receives California Unemployment Benefits for that week.

    In order to receive this benefit, an eligible Apprentice must file an appropriate claim with the Administrative Trust Funds Office. No benefit under this provision of the Plan is payable for a week of Mandatory Day Classes prior to November 1, 2020 or subsequent to March 14, 2021. No interest applies to any benefit paid or payable under this provision due to any inaccuracy in a report received from ETI, any delay in receipt of an ETI report or any reasonable processing delays of a report received from ETI. Any Apprentice disputing the accuracy of an ETI report must resolve any alleged inaccuracy with ETI and not this Plan. The timing of required reports being issued by ETI is within the control of ETI and not this Plan or the Administrative Trust Funds Office. No benefit is payable for any Mandatory Weekly Day Classes as set forth above unless the Apprentice files an application with the Administrative Trust Funds Office not later than six (6) months subsequent to the week of Mandatory Day Classes for which a benefit is being claimed.

The current Supplemental Unemployment Benefit for an eligible Participant is $4.80 per each weekday the Participant has actually received unemployment compensation benefits to a maximum of $24 per week. The benefit is paid in arrears after filing of an appropriate application.

If you are rehired after initial layoff, then laid off again with unemployment benefits recommencing, additional Supplemental Unemployment Benefit may be applied for subject to the 26 week maximum duration.

Exception: No benefits shall be paid to any Participant for any day there is a strike or lockout under any of the four master collective bargaining agreements requiring contribution to this Trust Fund.

Payment of Benefits

Benefits are paid by check mailed by first class mail to your mailing address on file with the Fund Office.