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SB-667 Disability insurance: eligibility: waiting period.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 20, 2015


SECTION 1.

 Section 2608 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:

2608.
 (a) “Disability benefit period,” with respect to any individual, means the continuous period of unemployment and disability beginning with the first day with respect to which the individual files a valid claim for unemployment compensation disability benefits. For the purposes of this part, two consecutive periods of disability due to the same or related cause or condition and separated by a period of not more than 60 14  days shall be considered as one disability benefit period.
(b) This section shall become operative inoperative  on July 1, 2016. 2016, and as of January 1, 2017, is repealed. 

SEC. 2.

 Section 2608 is added to the Unemployment Insurance Code, to read:

2608.
 (a) “Disability benefit period,” with respect to any individual, means the continuous period of unemployment and disability beginning with the first day with respect to which the individual files a valid claim for unemployment compensation disability benefits. For the purposes of this part, two consecutive periods of disability due to the same or related cause or condition and separated by a period of not more than 60 days shall be considered as one disability benefit period.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2016.

SEC. 3.

 Section 2627 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:

2627.
 A disabled individual is eligible to receive disability benefits equal to one-seventh of his or her weekly benefit amount for each full day during which he or she is unemployed due to a disability only if the director finds that:
(a) He or she has made a claim for disability benefits as required by authorized regulations.
(b) (1)  He or she has been unemployed and disabled for a waiting period of seven consecutive days during each disability benefit period with respect to which waiting period no disability benefits are payable.
(2) The waiting period requirement shall not apply to a person who has met the waiting period requirements on the initial claim for disability benefits when that person files a subsequent claim for disability benefits for the same or a related cause or condition within 60 days after the original disability benefit period.
(c) Except as provided in Sections 2626.1, 2626.2, and 2709, he or she has submitted to such reasonable examinations as the director may require for the purpose of determining his or her disability.
(d) Except as provided in Section 2708.1, he or she has filed a certificate as required by Section 2708 or 2709.
(e) The director shall report to the Legislature regarding the effect of the modified waiting period in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) on or before January 1, 2020, and may submit subsequent reports thereafter. The report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(f) (e)  This section shall become operative inoperative  on July 1, 2016. 2016, and as of January 1, 2017, is repealed. 

SEC. 4.

 Section 2627 is added to the Unemployment Insurance Code, to read:

2627.
 A disabled individual is eligible to receive disability benefits equal to one-seventh of his or her weekly benefit amount for each full day during which he or she is unemployed due to a disability only if the director finds that:
(a) He or she has made a claim for disability benefits as required by authorized regulations.
(b) (1) He or she has been unemployed and disabled for a waiting period of seven consecutive days during each disability benefit period with respect to which waiting period no disability benefits are payable.
(2) The waiting period requirement shall not apply to a person who has met the waiting period requirements on the initial claim for disability benefits when that person files a subsequent claim for disability benefits for the same or a related cause or condition within 60 days after the original disability benefit period.
(c) Except as provided in Sections 2626.1, 2626.2, and 2709, he or she has submitted to such reasonable examinations as the director may require for the purpose of determining his or her disability.
(d) Except as provided in Section 2708.1, he or she has filed a certificate as required by Section 2708 or 2709.
(e) The director shall report to the Legislature regarding the effect of the modified waiting period in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) on or before January 1, 2020, and may submit subsequent reports thereafter. The report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(f) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2016.