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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
- Chapter 20. Alaska Employment Security Act
- Section 381. Other Disqualifications.
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AS 23.20.381. Other Disqualifications.
- (a) Benefits are not payable to any individual on the basis of any services, substantially all of which consist of
participation in sports or athletic events or training or preparing to so participate, for any week which commences
during the period between two successive seasons or similar periods of that sport or athletic event if that individual
performed the services in the first of those seasons or similar periods and there is a reasonable assurance that the
individual will perform the same or similar services in the second of those seasons or similar periods.
- (b) Benefits are not payable on the basis of services performed by an alien unless that alien is an individual who has
been lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise is permanently residing in the United States under color of
law, including an alien who is lawfully present in the United States as a result of the application of the provisions
of 8 U.S.C. 1153 or 1182 (Sec. 203(a)(7) or 212(d)(5), Immigration and Nationality Act).
- (c) Benefits may not be refused under (b) of this section unless any data or information required of an individual to
determine whether benefits are not payable to the individual because of the individual's alien status is uniformly
required of all applicants for benefits and, in the case of an individual whose applications for benefits would
otherwise be approved, determination that benefits to that individual are not payable because of the individual's alien
status are made only upon a preponderance of the evidence in the record.
- (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of (b) or (c) of this section, any other conditions which may be required under any
amendments to 26 U.S.C. 3304(a)(14) for allowing or denying benefits to aliens as a condition of approval of the
unemployment insurance laws of this state under 26 U.S.C. 3304 shall be applied in determining eligibility for benefits
under this chapter, commencing on the date on which those conditions are required by federal law to be in effect.
- (e) Benefits based on service in an instructional, research, or principal administrative capacity for an educational
institution may not be paid to an individual for a week of unemployment which begins during the period between two
successive academic years, or during a similar period between two regular terms, whether or not successive, or during a
period of paid sabbatical leave provided for in the individual's contract, if the individual performs services in the
first of those academic years or terms and if there is a contract or reasonable assurance that the individual will
perform services in the same or similar capacity for an educational institution in the second of those academic years
- (f) [Repealed, Sec. 2 ch 145 SLA 1980].
- (g) An individual may not receive benefits under this chapter in two successive benefit years unless
- (1) the individual has performed services, whether or not in "employment" as defined in AS 23.20.525
, after the beginning of the first benefit year; and
- (2) the individual has earned wages for those services equal to at least eight times the individual's weekly benefit
amount, excluding an allowance for dependents.
- (h) Benefits based on services for an educational institution in other than an instructional, research, or principal
administrative capacity may not be paid to an individual for a week of unemployment that begins during the period
between two successive academic years or terms if the individual performed those services in the first of those
academic years or terms and there is a reasonable assurance that the individual will perform those services in the
second of those academic years or terms. If an individual is denied benefits for any week under this subsection and
the individual is not later offered an opportunity to perform services for the educational institution in the second
academic year or term, the individual is entitled to a retroactive payment of benefits for each week for which the
individual filed a timely claim for benefits and for which benefits were denied solely under this subsection.
- (i) Benefits based on services described in (e) and (h) of this section may not be paid to an individual for a week that
begins during an established and customary vacation period or holiday recess if the individual performs those services
in the period immediately before the vacation period recess and there is a reasonable assurance that the individual
will perform those services in the period immediately following the vacation period or holiday recess.
- (j) Benefits based on services described in (e) and (h) of this section shall be denied under (e), (h), and (i) of this
section to an individual who performed those services in an educational institution while in the employ of an
educational service agency. In this subsection, "educational service agency" means a governmental agency or
governmental entity that is established and operated exclusively for the purpose of providing services to one or more
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