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101 STAT. 1330-323
101 STAT. 1330-323
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987

101 STAT. 1330-323

(C) the adequacy of State resources to carry out a regular unemployment compensation program and a program under this section; (D) the range and extent of specialized services to be provided by the State to individuals covered by such an agreement; (E) the design of the evaluation to be applied by the State to the program; and (F) the standards which are to be utilized by the State for the purpose of assuring that individuals who will receive selfemployment assistance under this section will have sufficient experience (or training) and ability to be self employed. (2) The Secretary may not enter into an agreement with any State under this section unless the Secretary makes a determination that the State's unemployment compensation program has adequate reserves. (c) PROVISIONS OF AGREEMENTS.—Any agreement entered into with a State under this section shall provide that— (1) each individual who is an eligible individual with respect to any benefit year beginning during the three-year period commencing on the date on which such agreement is entered into shall receive a self-employment allowance; (2) self-employment allowances made to any individual under this section shall be made in the same amount, on the same terms, and subject to the same conditions as regular or extended unemployment compensation, as the case may be, paid by such State; except that— (A) State and Federal requirements relating to availability for work, active search for work, or refusal to accept suitable work shall not apply to such individual; and (B) such individual shall be considered to be unemployed for purposes of the State and Federal laws applicable to unemployment compensation, as long as the individual meets the requirements applicable under this section to such individual; (3) to the extent that such allowances are made to an individual under this section, an amount equal to the amount of such allowances shall be charged against the amount that may be paid to such individual under State law for regular or extended unemployment compensation, as the case may be; (4) the total amount paid to an individual with respect to any benefit year under this section may not exceed the total amount that could be paid to such individual for regular or extended unemployment compensation, as the case may be, with respect to such benefit year under State law; (5) the State shall implement a program that— (A) is approved by the Secretary; (B) will not result in any cost to the Unemployment Trust Fund established by section 904(a) of the Social Security Act in excess of the cost which would have been incurred by such State and charged to such Fund if the State had not participated in the demonstration program under this 'dsection; (C) is designed to select and assist individuals for selfemployment allowances, monitor the individual's selfemployment, and provide, as described in subsection (d), to the Secretary a complete evaluation of the use of such allowances; and

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