RS 23:1595     

§1595. Duration of benefits

            A. Any otherwise eligible individual shall be entitled during any benefit year to a total amount of benefits equal to twenty-six times his weekly benefit amount as determined pursuant to R.S. 23:1592 provided that such total amount of benefits, if not a multiple of one dollar, shall be computed to the nearest multiple of one dollar. No claimant shall receive a benefit check for any week beyond the number of weeks computed on his initial claim unless that claimant is participating in a program providing partial unemployment as set forth in R.S. 23:1472(19)(a) or has been paid wages for part-time or full-time work. Further, if a base period employer has provided severance pay, which when prorated weekly is an amount which equals or exceeds the claimant's weekly benefit amount, the claimant's benefit entitlement computed pursuant to the provisions of this Subsection shall be reduced by one week for each week of severance pay, provided that no claimant's entitlement shall be reduced to less than one week.

            B. For the purposes of this Section, "wages" shall be counted as "wages for insured work" for the benefit purposes with respect to any benefit year only if the benefit year begins subsequent to the date on which the employing unit by whom the wages were paid became an employer within the meaning of this Chapter.

            Amended by Acts 1958, No. 382, §3. Acts 1983, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 2, §1, eff. April 3, 1983; Acts 1985, No. 597, §1, eff. Oct 6, 1985; Acts 1987, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 1, eff. Sept. 17, 1987; Acts 1988, No. 593, §1, eff. July 14, 1988; Acts 2008, No. 169, §1, eff. June 12, 2008; Acts 2018, No. 314, §1.