The total extended benefit amount payable to an eligible individual with respect to
his or her applicable benefit year shall be the least of the following amounts:
(1) Fifty percent of the total amount of regular benefits which were payable to him
or her under this chapter in his or her applicable benefit year;
(2) Thirteen times his or her weekly benefit amount which was payable to him or her
under this chapter for a week of total unemployment in the applicable benefit year:
Provided, That an individual filing for extended benefits through the interstate benefit payment
plan and residing in a state where an extended benefit period is not in effect shall
be limited to payment for only the first two weeks of such extended benefits: Provided, however, That during any fiscal year in which federal payments to states under section 204
of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970 1 are reduced under an order issued under section 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency
Deficit Control Act of 1985, 2 the total extended benefit amount payable to an individual with respect to his or
her applicable benefit year shall be reduced by an amount equal to the aggregate of
the reductions under section four, article six-a of this chapter in the weekly amounts
paid to the individual.
(3)(A) For weeks beginning in a high unemployment period, subdivision (1) of this
section shall be applied by substituting “eighty percent” for “fifty percent” and
subdivision (2) of this section shall be applied by substituting “twenty” for “thirteen.”
(B) For the purposes of this article, the term “high unemployment period” means any period during which the provisions of subdivision (3), section one of
this article would result in a “state ‘on’ indicator” if subdivision (3), section
one of this article were applied by substituting “eight percent” for “six and one-half
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