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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Total and Partial Unemployment TPU 460.55 - Reason for Decision

Pension or Retirement Pay

I. DISQUALIFICATION

For letters A and B enter Code Section 1255.3, issue PWP, and Reason for Decision TP460.55 with the appropriate letter.

A. WBA Reduced - No Claimant Contribution to Pension Fund

The pension payments you are receiving from Employer Name are deductible because you did not contribute to the pension fund and the services you performed for the employer, after the beginning of the base period, either affected your eligibility to receive the pension or increased the award of the pension. Therefore, your weekly unemployment insurance benefit amount must be reduced by ____________.

B. Pension Equals or Exceeds WBA - No Claimant Contribution to Pension Fund

The pension payments you are receiving from Employer Name are deductible because you did not contribute to the pension fund and the services you performed for the employer, after the beginning of the base period, either affected your eligibility to receive the pension or increased the award of the pension. Therefore, since the pension payments equal or exceed your weekly unemployment insurance benefit amount, you are not eligible for unemployment benefits.

C. Claimant Reports Receiving Pension at Claim Filing – Limited Information

(Enter Code Section 1253a, Issue IRR)

When you filed your claim effective (BYB or AC/RC date), you stated you were receiving a pension. You have not responded to our requests for information to determine your eligibility. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

D. Claimant Reports Receiving Pension on Continued Claim Form – Limited Information

(Enter Code Section 1253a, Issue IRR)

On your Continued Claim Form for week(s) ending (Date) you indicated you were receiving a pension. You have not responded to our requests for information to determine your eligibility. After considering available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

II. ELIGIBLE

Enter Code Section 1255.3, issue PWP, and Reason for Decision TP460.55 with the appropriate letter.

AA. Claimant Contributed to Pension Fund

You state the claimant is receiving a pension. Since the claimant contributed to the fund from which the pension payments are being received, such payments are not deductible from the unemployment benefits.

BB. Claimant Received Lump Sum Pension Payment

You state the claimant is receiving a pension. The pension is not deductible from the unemployment benefits because the claimant received his/her pension award in a lump sum.

CC. Services Did not Affect Eligibility or Increase Award

You state the claimant is receiving a pension. The pension is not deductible from the unemployment benefits because the services performed by the claimant after the beginning of the base period neither affected the claimant’s eligibility to receive the pension nor increased the award of the pension.

DD. Claimant Contributed to Pension Fund (Union or Multi-employer)

You state the claimant is receiving a pension. The pension is not deductible from the unemployment benefits because the claimant contributed to the pension fund during employment with another employer who also contributed to the same pension fund.