California Unemployment Insurance Code
Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of this part the benefit rights of trainees shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of this article for the periods and with respect to the matters specified in this article. Except as otherwise provided in this article all other provisions of this part shall continue to be applicable in connection with such benefits.
"Military service" as used in this article means active service in the land or naval forces of the United States, but the service of an individual in any reserve component of the land or naval forces of the United States who is ordered to active duty in any such force for a period of 30 days or less shall not be deemed active service in that force during that period.
"Trainee" as used in this article means an individual who entered military service after April 1, 1940, and who continued such service for not less than 90 consecutive days.
When any trainee has an unexpired benefit year for disability benefits at the time of induction into the armed forces, the unexpended balance of disability benefits remaining to his account shall be reestablished beginning with the first day of the first week succeeding the date of his termination of service. The balance shall be paid at a weekly rate in accordance with Section 2655. In the event the records relating to the unexpended balance have been destroyed under proper approval, the trainee may establish the unexpended balance by affidavit as provided by authorized regulation.
Whenever this balance is exhausted the trainee may file a claim and his disability base period shall be determined in accordance with Sections 2770 and 2610 or Section 2611. All reestablished balances shall lapse 65 weeks after termination of military service.
The filing of a valid claim for disability benefits by a trainee shall establish a disability benefit period.
Except when subdivision (b) of Section 2611 is applicable, in determining the benefit rights of trainees the disability base period shall exclude those quarters during which the trainee was in military service 60 days or more. For all quarters so excluded there shall be substituted an equal number of quarters immediately preceding the trainee's entry into military service. In the event the base period so determined includes wages in calendar quarters for which the records have been destroyed under proper approval, the claimant may establish the amount of the wages by affidavit in accordance with authorized regulation. The quarter of entry into military service shall be counted as a completed quarter if the director finds that the inclusion thereof would be more equitable to the trainee.
No disqualification shall be applied to any trainee after the termination of his military service, by reason of any act or course of action on his part prior to the date of his entry into such service.
Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of this part, any trainee who was a resident of this state at the time of his entrance into the military service, who is a resident of this state at the time he applies for disability compensation benefits under this section, and who has been disabled in the military service and is eligible to receive disability compensation from the federal government for such disability, shall be eligible, upon his discharge from the military service, to receive disability compensation benefits under Section 2655 from the time he is determined by the federal government to be eligible for disability compensation payments from the federal government until such time as he begins to receive his disability compensation payments from the federal government.
Such trainee's weekly benefit amount shall be the maximum amount specified in Section 2655 or the amount of the disability compensation which he is eligible to receive from the federal government, whichever is smaller.
Each trainee receiving any benefits pursuant to this section shall repay to the state the amount received as benefits hereunder. Each trainee, as a condition of receiving benefit hereunder, shall assign to the state the disability compensation which he is eligible to receive from the federal government to the extent that he receives benefits from the state pursuant to this section and shall enter into a contract with the director, in a form prescribed by the director, under which the trainee will be obligated to repay the state over a period of not more than one year following the date he first receives disability compensation from the federal government for his disability. Repayments made by such trainees shall be deposited by the director in the General Fund.