TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-41
Temporary Disability Insurance – Benefits

SECTION 28-41-9


§ 28-41-9 Lag day benefits.

(a) An individual who, having been unemployed due to sickness and who is in receipt of benefits under this chapter, returns to work prior to the end of the immediately succeeding week, shall be entitled to one-fifth ( 1/5) of his or her benefit rate for each day of unemployment due to sickness in which work is ordinarily performed in the occupation in which he or she is employed during the week in which he or she returns to work, figured to the highest dollar, including any holiday when the performance of services is waived by his or her employer; provided, that in no case shall any individual be entitled to more than four-fifths ( 4/5) of his benefit rate, figured to the highest dollar, for that week.

(b) An individual who, having been unemployed due to sickness at a later date during his or her benefit year, again becomes unemployed due to sickness, and refiles his or her claim for benefits, shall, if his or her first day of unemployment begins on a day subsequent to the first day of any week, be entitled to one-fifth ( 1/5) of his or her benefit rate for each day in that week in which work is ordinarily performed in the occupation in which he or she was last employed, including any holiday when the performance of services is waived by his or her employer, figured to the highest dollar, if his or her unemployment continues for seven (7) consecutive calendar days, including the first day of unemployment due to sickness for which he or she has refiled his or her claim. In no case shall any individual be entitled to more than four-fifths ( 4/5) of his or her benefit rate, figured to the highest dollar, for the week in which his or her unemployment begins on a day subsequent to the first day of that week.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1942, ch. 1200, § 5; P.L. 1950, ch. 2538, § 1; P.L. 1953, ch. 3153, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-41-9; P.L. 1958 (s.s.), ch. 211, § 3; P.L. 1961, ch. 97, § 1; P.L. 1962, ch. 25, § 1; P.L. 1970, ch. 95, § 1; P.L. 1971, ch. 108, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 443, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 33, § 2; P.L. 2012, ch. 42, § 2.)