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1.  Introduction
2.  Purpose of the Interstate Benefit Payment Plan
3.  Commuter Exclusion from the Interstate Benefit Payment
4.  Provision of Interstate Benefit Payment Plan on State Adoption

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SECTION I - General Procedures
1.  Identification of Interstate Claimants I- 1
2.  Type of Interstate Claim to be Filed I- 2
    a.  New
    b.  Transitional
    c.  Additional
    d.  Reopen
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3.  Order of Liability of States I- 3
4.  Recording the Order of Liability on Claim Record I- 5
5.  Claim Filing Methods I- 6
    a.  New and Transitional Interstate Claims
    b.  Additional Interstate Claims
    c.  Reopened Interstate Claims
    d.  Continued Interstate Claims
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6.  Type of Week Used in the Interstate Process I- 8
7.  Review and Transmittal of Interstate Claims I- 8
    a.  Review
    b.  Time of Transmittal
    c.  Mailing
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8.  Transfer of Agent Interstate Claim Records I- 9
9.  Transient Claimants I- 9
    a.  Type of Information to be Provided on Transient Claim
    b.  Record of Transient Claim
    c.  Mailing the Transient Claim
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10.  Itinerant Service I-10
11.  Canadian Interstate Claims I-11
12.  Backdating Interstate Claims I-11
13.  Reporting Requirements for Interstate Claimants I-11
    a.  Continued Claims Filing
    b.  Job Service Registration and Placement Services
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14.  Registration for Work by Interstate Claimants I-12
15.  Interstate Active Search for Work Policy I-13
16.  Application of the Policy Statement I-14
17.  Advising Claimants of Their Responsibilities I-15
 
Section II - Taking and Processing Initial Interstate Claims
1.  Initial Interstate Claims II- 1
2.  Initial Interstate Claim, Form IB-1 II- 2
    a.  Face of Form
    b.  Reverse of Form
    c.  Purpose and Use
    d.  Preparation
    e.  Continuation Sheet of Form IB-l
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3.  Agent State Claim Record II-11
4.  Liable State Responsibilities II-11
 
Section III - Separation Statements and Fact Finding Interviews
1.  Claimant/Employer Separation Statement, Form IB-3 III- 1
    a.  Page 1 of Form
    b.  Page 2 of Form
    c.  Number of Copies and Distribution
    d.  Purpose and Use of Form IB-3
    e.  Form IB-3 Returned as Undeliverable
    f.  Preparation of Form IB-3
III- 1
III- 2
III- 3
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2.  Separation Factfinding Report, Form IB-11S III- 7
    a.  Face of Form
    b.  Back of Form
    c.  Purpose
    d.  Number of Copies and Distribution
    e.  Preparation of Form IB-11S
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III- 8
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3.  Factfinding Report, Form IB-11 III-11
    a.  Face of Form
    b.  Purpose
    c.  Number of Copies and Distribution
    d.  Preparation of Form IB-11
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III-12
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Section IV - Benefit Rights Information
1.  Purpose IV- 1
2.  Agent State Responsibilities
3.  Liable State Responsibilities IV- 1
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Section V - Eligibility Review/Reemployment Assistance
1.  Eligibility Review V- 1
    a.  Obtaining Information and Reviewing Work Search Efforts
    b.  Verification of Employer Contacts
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V- 2
2.  Agent State Responsibilities V- 2
 
Section VI - Continued Interstate Claims
1.  Continued Interstate Claims  
    a.  Agent State Responsibilities
    b.  Liable State Responsibilities
      (1)  Initial Information Packet
      (2)  Continued Claims Forms
      (3)  Claimant Information and Assistance
      (4)  Monitoring Work Search
      (5)  Change of Address
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2.  Continued Interstate Claim, Form IB-2  
    a.  Face of Form
    b.  Back of Form
    c.  Purpose
    d.  Preparation of Form IB-2
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3.  Interstate Claim Information Sheet and IB-2 Completion Instructions, Form IB-7 VI- 8
    a.  Face of Form
    b.  Reverse of Form
    c.  Purpose
    d.  Completion Instructions
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VI- 9
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Section VII - Subsidiary Forms and Procedures
1.  Seldom Used Forms VII-1
2.  Interstate Request For Reconsideration of Monetary Determination/Wage Credits, Form IB-14 VII-2
    a.  Face of Form
    b.  Purpose
    c.  Number of Copies and Distribution
    d.  Preparation
    e.  Information to Claimant
    f.  Action by Liable State
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VII-3
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3.  Interstate Change of Address, Form IB-16 VII-5
    a.  Face of Form
    b.  Purpose
    c.  Number of Copies
    d.  Preparation
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Section VIII - Liable State Functions
1.  Standard Procedures VIII-1
2.  Informational Packets for Interstate Claimants VIII-1
3.  Contacting Agent State Offices VIII-1
4.  Liable State's Determinations VIII-1
    a.  Determination Standards
    b.  Pre-Exhaustion and Pre-Benefit Year End Notices
    c.  Eligibility Requirements for Extended Benefits
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VIII-1
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Section IX Interstate Benefit Payment Control
1.  Organization and Responsibility IX- 1
2.  Interstate Cooperation IX- 1
3.  Handbook for Interstate Overpayment Recovery IX- 1
4.  Interstate Crossmatch and Claimant Locator IX- 1
5.  Preparation of Crossmatch Request IX- 2
6.  Preparation of Claimant Locator Request IX- 2
7.  Transmission of Crossmatch/Locator Request IX- 2
8.  Using Locator Responses to Contact Claimant IX- 2
9.  Selecting Interstate Cases for Follow-Up IX- 2
    a.  Interstate Unemployment Insurance Benefit Payment Audit, Form IB-8605, (8 1/2 X 11)
      (1)  Face of Form
      (2)  Reverse of Form
      (3)  Purpose and Use
      (4)  Number of Copies and Distribution
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10.  Interstate Crossmatch/Locator Results IX- 6
11.  Preparation of Crossmatch/Claimant Locator Response IX- 6
12.  Transmitting Crossmatch and Claimant Locator Responses to the HUB IX- 6
13.  Providing Assistance to Other States IX- 7
14.  HUB Responsibilities IX- 7
    a.  Sorting and Forwarding Requests
    b.  Sorting and Forwarding Responses
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15.  Arrangement with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) IX- 7
    a.  Referral of Interstate Federal Program Cases to the OIG
    b.  Referral of Interstate State Program Cases to the OIG
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16.  Establishment of Overpayment IX- 7
17.  Collection of Overpayments IX- 7
18.  Interstate Request for Overpayment Recovery, Form IB-8606 IX- 9
    a.  Face of Form
    b.  Purpose and Use
    c.  Number of Copies and Distribution
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IX-10
19.  Issuance of an Interstate Request for Overpayment Recovery IX-10
20.  Interstate Overpayment Offset IX-10
    a.  Interstate Cross-program Offset
    b.  Notice of Determination to Recover Overpayment
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21.  Priorities of Overpayment Offset IX-11
    a.  Recovery of Interstate Overpayments
    b.  Recovery of Outstanding Overpayment in a Combined Wage Claim Transferring State
    c.  Recovery of Overpayments that Result from the Withdrawal or Cancellation of a Combined Wage Claim
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22.  Recordkeeping and Disbursement of Recovered Monies IX-12
 
SECTION X - Interstate Appeals
1.  Introduction X- 1
2.  Agent State Assistance  
    a.  Appeals - Nonmonetary Determinations
    b.  Appeals - Monetary Determinations/Wage Transfers
    c.  Request for Redetermination of Nonmonetary Determinations
    d.  Appeals Filed by Mail through the Agent-State Claims Office
    e.  Appeals by Employers.
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3.  Liable State Procedures X- 2
    a.  Receipt of an Appeal
    b.  Review for Reconsideration
    c.  Appeals Filed by Mail Directly with the Liable State
    d.  Scheduling the Liable State Hearing
    e.  Notice of the Liable State Hearing
    f.  Issuing the Decision
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SECTION XI - Disaster Unemployment Assistance
1.  Authority XI-1
2.  Interstate Claims XI-1
    a.  Initial Interstate Claim - UI, UCFE, or UCX
    b.  Interstate Initial Claim - UI/UCFE/UCX and DUA
    c.  Initial Interstate Claim - DUA
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XI-2
XI-3
3.  Interstate Continued Claims XI-4
 
APPENDIX A
Reserved For Instructions for Maintenance of ElectronicHandbooks - To be issued later
 
APPENDIX B - Interstate Agreements
1.  Interstate Benefit Payment Plan B- 1
2.  Interstate Reciprocal Coverage Arrangement B- 6
3.  Interstate Maritime Reciprocal Arrangement B-11
4.  Interstate Great Lakes Reciprocal Arrangement B-14
5.  Interstate Reciprocal Overpayment Recovery Arrangement B-19
6.  Interstate Information Exchange Agreement B-24
 
APPENDIX C - EXECUTIVE AGREEMENTS
1.  Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America - Effective 1947, Amended 1983 C- 1
2.  Agreement of Protocol Covering Dependents of Diplomatic, Military and Other Government Personel  Between the Government of Canada and the Government  of the United States of America - Effective June 1980 C- 3
3.  Understanding Between the Unemployment Insurance Service and the Interstate Benefit (IB) Committee C- 4