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Supplemental Unemployment FAQ

 
Q: Am I eligible for SUB? Back to top
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Your Contributing Employer(s) must have paid at least 300 hours of contributions on your behalf for work in Covered Employment in the Plan Year prior to the Plan Year in which you apply for SUB Fund benefits.  

Q: Can I collect SUB if I worked one day in that week? Back to top
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If eligible, you may collect a SUB check if you work only one day out of any given week that falls within the SUB Fund Benefit Year. In addition to being paid for one day of work, you may also receive holiday pay during that same week and still qualify for SUB. Please note that a copy of your pay stub may be required. 

Q: As an active Retiree, may I collect SUB benefits? Back to top
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No.  

Q: Can I collect SUB while on a Workman's Compensation claim or called to Active Military Duty? Back to top
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In order to collect SUB, you must be available for work. If you are released for light duty work and are receiving a state unemployment check, you may be eligible for benefits. An otherwise eligible participant who did not collect SUB benefits during a benefit year solely because he or she was receiving workers compensation benefits, performing military service or performing work as a temporary organizer, may carry over the SUB benefit weeks which were lost to the Benefit Year immediately following the benefit year in which the participant was on worker's compensation benefits or in the military. You should always call the SUB Fund with any carryover question. 

Q: What if my employer is delinquent in paying contributions? Back to top
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You should always submit your SUB claim, which you can obtain from the CT Unemployment website or your local unemployment office, to the SUB Fund within one month of the date on which it was issued. Once we receive your employer contributions and establish your eligibility for the claims you submit, we will reprocess those claims and pay any SUB benefits to which you are entitled. You may also submit appropriate evidence to the SUB Fund in order to establish your work record. Such evidence could include payroll checks, payroll reports, earnings reports, or similar documentation. You will be paid retroactively once the contributions are received only if your proof was submitted on a timely basis. 

Q: Am I required to come in person again? Back to top
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The Board of Trustees ruled in 2008 that you do not have to appear in person. You simply continue to complete and submit the Registration Form to the SUB Fund with or without a copy of your unemployment documentation. Please remember we cannot accept the pay stub or bank statements. We need a clear photocopy of your Continued Claim Inquiry or a Payment History from The Department of Labor Web site. You may also be required to complete new tax forms. 

Q: Can I collect Disability while out on disability? Back to top
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In order to be eligible for SUB, participants must be involuntarily unemployed, available for work, and must not be receiving a medical disability or Social Security check. 

Q: When does SUB begin & End? Back to top
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The Benefit Year starts with the first full week in November that includes a Monday and ends with the last week in April that includes a Friday. 

Q: What if I am not receiving an Unemployment check? Back to top
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Typically, a person who is not collecting an unemployment check cannot collect SUB. There are a few exceptions to this rule, including: exhausted benefits with Unemployment, waiting weeks on opening new claims, and coverage while undergoing a wage investigation. For more information, contact the SUB Fund. 

Q: Do I need to submit state documentation weekly? Back to top
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For your convenience, State Unemployment benefit claim inquiries and/or payment histories supporting a participant's claim must be received by the SUB Fund within one month of their issue date.