Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Labor, the Federal service and Federal wages of a Federal employee shall be assigned to the State in which he had his last official station in Federal service before the filing of his first claim for compensation for the benefit year. However—
(1)if, at the time of filing his first claim, he resides in another State in which he performed, after the termination of his Federal service, service covered under the unemployment compensation law of the other State, his Federal service and Federal wages shall be assigned to the other State; and
(2)if his last official station in Federal service, before filing his first claim, was outside the United States, his Federal service and Federal wages shall be assigned to the State where he resides at the time he files his first claim.
This section also amends 5 U.S.C. 8504 to eliminate certain provisions that are now obsolete. The obsolete provisions were based on section 542(b)(2) of the act of September 13, 1960, 74 Stat. 986, that amended section 1504 of the Social Security Act effective January 1, 1961, but only in the case of first claims filed before January 1, 1966. Any existing rights are preserved by section 7 of this bill.
1976—Par. (3). Pub. L. 94–566struck out par. (3) which covered the assignment to the Virgin Islands of the Federal service and Federal wages of Federal employees whose first claims were filed while residing in the Virgin Islands.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 94–566applicable with respect to benefit years beginning on or after later of Oct. 1, 1976, or first day of first week for which compensation becomes payable under an unemployment compensation law of Virgin Islands which is approved by Secretary of Labor under section
3304(a) of Title
26, Internal Revenue Code, see section
116(f)(3), set out as a note under section
3304 of Title
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