Unemployment Insurance Comparable Disqualification
 
(01/01/20 - 12/31/20)
Consider the participant noncompliant with NA work requirements when the participant fails to comply with the UI work requirements.
 
When a participant's UI is denied or terminated, determine the reason for that decision. Use the participant's statement, and review information on HOSC.
 
Do not consider the UI requirement comparable when it places responsibilities on the budgetary unit that exceed those imposed by NA work requirements.
 
When the code on HOSC indicates that the participant may have violated a UI requirement, review with the participant the situation before taking any action to disqualify the participant.
 
To check for a UI disqualification, review the codes displayed in the DISQ CODE field under the UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION heading on HOSC. Any of the following codes may be an indicator of an NA comparable requirement violation:
 
01 - Ability to work - Able
02 - Available (The participant was found to be unavailable for work.)
08 - Refusal of work (This indicates a failure or refusal to accept work.)
09 - Refusal of Referral (This indicates a refusal to accept a referral for work.)
10 - Voluntary Quit
20 - Discharge (This indicates the participant was discharged for misconduct.)
80/81 - Administrative penalties due to overpayment
54/53 - Reporting Requirements (This indicates the participant did not report to UI or Job Service, as required.)
70 - Vacation, sick, or holiday pay
 
NOTE When any other code appears and the budgetary unit's statement is reasonable, do not disqualify the participant.
 
To end a UI comparable sanction, the participant must request to be added back to the budgetary unit. Disqualified budgetary units must reapply. The noncompliant participant must be exempt from, or in compliance with, the UI registration and participation requirements.
 
The worker must verify NA work requirement exemptions or UI compliance before NA work disqualification reinstatement.
 
Policy and procedures regarding UI Comparable disqualification are outlined as follows: