34 Pa. Code § 65.111

Current through Register Vol. 49, No. 44, November 2, 2019
Section 65.111 - Benefit table
(a) The table specified for the determination of rate and amount of benefits, as provided in Appendix A, shall be extended or contracted annually as prescribed in section 404(e)(2) of the law (43 P. S. § 804(e)(2)) as follows:
(1) The total number of persons in covered employment reported by employers to the Department for the 12-month period ending June 30 is divided by 12 and rounded to the nearest unit to produce the average monthly number of covered workers.
(2) The total amount of covered wages reported by employers to the Department-irrespective of the limit on the amount of wages subject to employer contributions-for the 12-month period ending June 30 is then divided by the monthly number of covered workers. The result is rounded to the nearest cent to produce the average annual wage.
(3) The average annual wage is then divided by 52, rounding to the nearest cent, to produce the average weekly wage.
(4) The average weekly wage is then multiplied by 2 and the product is divided by 3. The result becomes the maximum weekly benefit rate. If the result is not a whole dollar amount, it shall be rounded to the next higher multiple of $1.
(b) The amount of qualifying wages set forth in the benefit table for the highest quarterly wage, not the base year wages of the employe, shall be subject to section 401(a) of the law (43 P. S. § 801(a)).
(c) The Secretary shall annually submit the table specified for the determination of rate and amount of benefits to the Legislative Reference Bureau for suggested publication as a notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin under 45 Pa.C.S. § 725(a)(6) (relating to additional contents of the Pennsylvania Bulletin) and for suggested codification in the Pennsylvania Code, as Appendix A, under 45 Pa.C.S. § 702(7) (relating to contents of the Pennsylvania Code).

34 Pa. Code § 65.111