The bill creates a dependent allowance for an individual receiving unemployment compensation (eligible individual) for each of the eligible individual's dependents. The dependent allowance starts on July 1,
2025 2026, is $35 per dependent per week, and increases annually for inflation if necessary. The bill defines "dependent" as a child of an eligible individual who receives at least half of the child's financial support from the eligible individual and who is:
- Under 18 years of age; or
- 18 years of age or older and incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability.
The bill requires the division of unemployment insurance to report to the general assembly regarding the dependent allowance annually, beginning August 31,
2025 2026, and by August 31 of each year thereafter.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)