Unemployment Compensation Dependent Allowance
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, 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, and by August 31 of each year thereafter.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)