2006 Alabama Code - Section 25-4-74 — Maximum individual benefit entitlement during benefit year.

(a) Any otherwise eligible individual shall be entitled during any benefit year, beginning on or after July 3, 1983, to a total amount of benefits equal to whichever is the lesser of 26 times his weekly benefit amount and one third of the wages paid to him for insured work during his base period; provided, that such total amounts of benefits, if not a multiple of $1.00, shall be computed to the nearest multiple of $1.00. For the purpose of this article, wages shall be counted as "wages for insured work" with respect to any benefit year only if such wages were paid in the base period immediately preceding such benefit year; except, that any lump sum payment of wages in lieu of notice, dismissal or severance allowance or "back pay" award shall be prorated over the period or periods with respect to which such payment is made and treated as though it had been paid in such period or periods. In determining an individual's benefit rights, remuneration payable but unpaid to such individual shall, to the extent that regulations promulgated by the director prescribe, be deemed to be "wages paid" to such individual.

(b) For benefit years beginning prior to July 3, 1983, any otherwise eligible individual shall be entitled to a total amount of benefits as was provided in this section prior to such date.

(Acts 1939, No. 497, p. 721; Code 1940, T. 26, §209; Acts 1943, No. 310, p. 281, §5; Acts 1951, No. 565, p. 990, §2; Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 274, p. 2298, §7; Acts 1971, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 17, p. 57; Acts 1971, No. 88, p. 349, §4; Acts 1978, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 1, p. 5, §7; Acts 1980, No. 80-807, p. 1651, §2; Acts 1983, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 83-155, p. 264, §10.)

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