RS 23:1665.1     

§1665.1. Definitions

As used in R.S. 23:1665.1 through 1665.3, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them as follows:

(1)  "Form IB-8606" is the interstate request for recovery document submitted by states when requesting assistance in recovering overpayments.

(2)  "Liable state" means any state against which an individual files a claim for benefits through another state.

(3)  "Offset" means the withholding of an amount against benefits which would otherwise be payable for a compensable week of unemployment.

(4)  "Overpayment" means an improper payment of benefits from a state or federal unemployment compensation fund that has been determined recoverable under the requesting state's law.

(5)  "Participating state" means a state which has subscribed to the Interstate Reciprocal Overpayment Recovery Arrangement.

(6)  "Paying state" means the state under whose law a claim for unemployment benefits has been established on the basis of combining wages and employment covered in more than one state.

(7)  "Payment" means a check or electronic transfer for the amount recovered.

(8)  "Recovering state" means the state that has received a request for assistance from a requesting state.

(9)  "Requesting state" means the state that has issued a final determination of overpayment and is requesting another state to assist in recovering the outstanding balance from the overpaid individual.

(10)  "State" means any of the fifty states of the United States of America, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.

(11)  "Transferring state" means a state in which a combined wage claimant had covered employment and wages in the base period of a paying state, and which transferred such employment and wages to the paying state for its use in determining the benefit rights of such claimant under its law.

Acts 2013, No. 48, §1.