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[85 STAT. 768]
[85 STAT. 768]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

768

PUBLIC LAW 92-211-DEC. 22, 1971

Compromise. 57 Stat. 108; 68 Stat. 9 9 2.

Ante,

p. 762.

Weekly benefit amount. 76 Stat. 48.

Benefit qualifications.

Supra,

42 USC 4 0 1. 68 Stat. 993; 76 Stat. 4 8.

[85 STAT.

(34) Section 4(1) of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 46-304(1)) is amended by striking out the first and second sentences and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(1) The Board may compromise any civil case arising under this Act. Whenever a compromise is made by the Board in each such case, there shall be placed in the minutes of the Board the opinion of an attorney of the Board with the reasons therefor, including a statement of (1) the amount of the contributions, or payments in lieu of contributions under section 3(h), due, (2) the amount of interest due on the same, and (3) the amount actually paid in accordance with the terms of the compromise." (35) Section 7(b) of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 46-307(b)) is amended— (A) by striking out the second sentence; and (B) by striking out in the third sentence "'50 per centum" and inserting in lieu thereof "66% per centum". (36) Section 7(c) of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 46-307(c)) is amended to read as follows: "(c) To qualify for benefits an individual must have (1) been paid wages for employment of not less than $300 in one quarter in his base l)eriod, (2) been paid wages for employment of not less than $450 in not less than two quarters in such period, and (3) received during such period wages the total amount of which is equal to at least one and one-half times the amount of his wages actually received in the quarter in such i^eriod in which his wages were the highest. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (3), any otherwise qualified individual, the total amount of whose wages during such period is less than the amount required to have been received during such period under such paragraph, may qualify for benefits if the difference between the amounts so required to have been received and the total amount of his wages during such period does not exceed $70, but the amount of his weekly benefit, as computed under section 7(b), shall be reduced by $1 if such difference does not exceed $35 or by $2 if such difference is more than $35. Wages received by an individual in the period intervening between the end of his last base period and the beginning of his last benefit year shall not be available for benefit purposes in a subsequent benetit year unless he has, subsequent to the commencement of such last benefit year, performed services for which he received remuneration for personal services, whether or not such services were performed in employment as defined in this Act, in an amount equal to at least ten times the weekly benefit amount for which he qualifies in such last benefit year. Benefits payable to an individual with respect to a week shall be reduced, under regulations prescribed by the Board, by any amount received or applied for with respect to such week as a retirement pension or annuity under a public or private retirement plan or system provided, or contributed to, by any base period employer. An amovmt received with respect to a period other than a week shall be prorated by weeks. No reduction shall be made under the preceding two sentences for any amount received under title II of the Social Security Act." (37) Section 7 of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 46-307) is amended by adding the following new subsection: " (g) EXTENDED BENEFITS PROGRAM.—Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section, this subsection provides a program of extended benefits on and after January 1, 1972. "(1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this subsection, unless the context clearly requires otherwise— " (A) 'Extended benefit period' means a period which— " (i) begins with the third week after whichever of the following weeks occurs first: (I) a week for which there is a