Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-3-52295 - Length of Unemployment (able and Available 295)

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

A. In determining whether a claimant is available for work, consideration must be given to his length of unemployment. Although a claimant should be allowed a reasonable period of time in which to obtain suitable work at his highest skill, prolonged unwillingness to accept other work for which he is qualified may, in effect, render the claimant unavailable. Therefore, as the period of the claimant's unemployment lengths, he will be expected to lessen the restrictions he imposes as to the type of work he is seeking and is willing to accept.
B. Generally, the reasonable period in which a claimant shall be allowed to restrict his availability to his highest skill without denial of benefits will be the periods specified in R6-3-53295. These periods are guides for availability purposes. In determining when a claimant should be required to widen his search for work, the adjudicator shall consider the claimant's personal circumstances and the prevailing labor market conditions.
C. A claimant shall be deemed unavailable because he restricts his search or willingness to accept work to his highest skill;
1. Beyond a reasonable period of adjustment; or
2. Whenever the possibility of obtaining work at his highest skill is remote and there is a reasonable expectation of his securing other suitable work for which he is qualified.
D. A claimant shall not be deemed unavailable because he restricts his search or willingness to accept work, to his highest skill if:
1. He has good prospects of work at his highest skill; or
2. Prospects of obtaining it are extremely limited due to excess job seekers for that type of work or other labor market conditions.

Notes

Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-3-52295
Former rule number - Able and Available 295. Former rule repealed, new Section R6-3-52295 adopted effective January 24, 1977 (Supp. 77-1).

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