STC Guidance And Model Legislation

100% Reinbursement

Get 100% Reimbursement of STC Benefits Paid:

Note: The reimbursement of STC benefits is subject to sequestration. Please contact ETA for the percentage of reimbursement for the applicable Fiscal Year.

If your state was administering an STC Program on February 22, 2012:

  • If your state was administering an STC program on February 22, 2012, and the state’s STC law does not conform to the new federal definition of STC, your state can still receive 100% reimbursement of STC benefits paid. Reimbursement is available for up to 130 weeks and, for most states, until the week ending on August 23, 2014.
  • Your state can continue to receive the 100% reimbursement if your state amends its STC law to conform to the new federal definition of STC by August 22, 2014. Your state can receive up to 156 weeks of reimbursement (which includes the weeks reimbursed prior to conformity) in most states, until the week of unemployment ending August 22, 2015.
  • Your state enters into an agreement with the Secretary of Labor to receive the 100% reimbursement.

For more information on the 100% Reimbursement see Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 22-12.

For information on the Model Language refer to UIPL No. 22-12, Change 1, and UIPL No. 22-12, Change 2.

If your State was not administering an STC Program on February 22, 2012:

  • If your state was not administering an STC program at the time of the Act, your state can enact a law conforming to the new federal definition of STC and then receive 100% reimbursement of STC benefits paid.  Reimbursement is available for up to 156 week and, in most states, until the week of unemployment ending August 22, 2015.
  • Your state enters into an agreement with the Secretary of Labor to receive the 100% reimbursement.

For more information on the 100% Reimbursement see Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 22-12.

For information on the Model Language refer to UIPL No. 22-12, Change 1, and UIPL No. 22-12, Change 2.


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Implement, Improve and Promote your STC Program with DOL Grants:

Federal grant funds are available for program implementation or improved administration, or for program promotion and employer enrollment, if your state’s STC law conforms to the new federal definition of STC, your STC program is not subject to discontinuation, and the conforming STC law is scheduled to take effect no later than 12 months from the Secretary’s certification of grant approval.

Find out how much grant funding is available for your state!

For complete grant funding information see Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 27-12. See also, Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No, 22-12, page 12, section 9.


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