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In general, you will be eligible to receive a supplemental unemployment compensation benefits for any week during which you have not worked and for which you are receiving a state unemployment compensation benefit or have established the required waiting period for such benefits. In addition, you must have worked at least 1,200 hours in four consecutive months before benefits will be paid to you. There is an exception for apprentices in good standing, mechanical equipment service journeymen, building trades journeymen and newly organized employees who have not yet satisfied the service requirements.
No. The supplemental unemployment compensation benefit payable to each eligible employee who works a partial week will not be reduced as long as the employee’s wages for the week do not equal or exceed the maximum Ohio unemployment benefit, plus the SUB benefits. Employees who have exhausted state benefits and who earn less than the supplemental unemployment compensation benefit will also received a full supplemental unemployment compensation benefit.
You will be eligible to receive supplemental unemployment benefits for any week during which you have not worked, but for which you are ineligible for state benefits only because you have exhausted state benefits or because you were not employed sufficiently to become entitled to receive such state benefits.
You will not receive any benefits from the Fund for any week during which you have not received any state benefit (except for the reasons state above) because your right to a state benefit is being contested. If the state awards you unemployment benefits, the Trustees will then pay you the full amount of SUB benefits you should have been receiving. However, during the period in which your state unemployment claim is being contested, you may file a petition with the Trustees for benefits, and they may authorize benefits to you for a period not to exceed 13 weeks. However, such payment will be conditional upon repayment by you to the Fund of the full amount of any benefits you have received if the state denies your unemployment claim.
If you are denied state benefits because you refuse suitable employment or because you have voluntarily left your employment, the Trustees have the power to authorize the payment of SUB benefits. In such a case, you must submit a petition to the Trustees for their consideration.
No. The unemployment benefit is based upon a percentage of the gross weekly wage rate for the classification you have as a journeymen or an apprentice at the time you become unemployed.
You are eligible to receive a supplemental accident and sickness benefit from this Plan when: (1) you are disabled as a result of an occupational or non-occupational accident or sickness; and (2) you have earned the same minimum number or more of credits required to make you eligible for supplemental unemployment compensation benefits under this Plan.
No. For purposes of determining the amount of benefits payable under this Plan, a participant’s classification (apprentice or journeyman) rather than his wage rate, determines the amount of benefits to which he is entitled.
If you apply in writing to the Board of Trustees before your 26th week of disability and submit medical proof and any other evidence that the Trustees may require, you may be eligible for benefits for up to an additional 26 weeks. Verification of disability must be submitted to the Trustees for the twenty-sixth week of disability.
No. To receive a supplemental unemployment benefit you must be able to work and not be disabled.
Yes. If you are eligible to make self-payment under the provisions of Plumbers, Pipe Fitters & Mechanical Equipment Service Local Union No. 392 Health and Welfare Fund, the SUB Fund will make self-payments for two six-month period provided that you are sick or unemployed due to lack of work it the jurisdiction of Plumbers, Pipe Fitters & Mechanical Equipment Service Local Union No. 392. If you are receiving a worker’s compensation benefits and claims are not being submitted to the claim benefit office to verify your continued illness, satisfactory proof or continued disability must be submitted to be eligible for the SUB Fund payment to Health and Welfare Fund for coverage.
Yes. No one may receive a benefit for any week prior to the week he first reports to the hiring hall, seeks a job referral, and obtains a certification form.
In general, so long as you have earned sufficient credits and met the service requirement under the Plan, you will be eligible to receive a jury duty benefit when you become involuntarily unemployed as a result of a state or federal court’s requirement that you serve as a juror in any civil or criminal case.
In general, so long as you have earned sufficient credits and met the service requirements under the Plan, you will be eligible to receive a military duty benefit when you become involuntarily unemployed as a result of military service on behalf of the United States of America and/or any U.S. National Guard component.
Yes. The Trustees reserve the right to amend, change, merge, or terminate the Plan at any time. The Plan remains in effect as long as the participating Employers are obligated to make contributions to the Trust Fund. At no time prior to the satisfaction of all liabilities under the Plan with respect to participants and beneficiaries, may any part of the Trust Fund be used for any purpose other than for the exclusive benefit of participants and beneficiaries.
No. The SUB Plan may not be used for vacation purposes or to extend or prolong a vacation. Any periods of voluntary induced unemployment are excluded from SUB benefits. Even if you obtain state unemployment benefits for the same period. Furthermore, any misuses of this fund in this manner may subject you to a suspension of benefits and legal action to recover any erroneous benefit payments, plus interest, court cost and legal expenses.
Yes, but the amount of supplemental accidental and sickness benefits is reduced by the amount of gross wages that an Employer pays you. The purpose of this Fund is to prevent economic loss and not promote economic gain during a time of accident and/or sickness.
No. You may not receive supplemental unemployment compensation benefits at the 47% rate until you have first been paid 26 weeks at the 22% rate in a 12-month period.
As an example, if you are injured in an auto accident due to the negligence of another person and you are unable to work for two months and receive supplemental accident and sickness benefits from this Plan, the Plan would be entitled to recover from your settlement or judgment against the negligent person or his insurance company the amount of benefits paid to you. The purpose of the SUB Plan is to provide economic benefits when no other sources are available, rather than a windfall or double recovery due to some misfortune.
In summary, if you have any questions about the Plan or your entitlement to benefits, please contact the Benefit office for information.