When you experience a break in employment you will begin to receive the balance that has accumulated in your account. You will be issued a check weekly for an amount equal to 40 hours times your rate of pay, reduced by any state unemployment benefits you may receive. You will receive a check every week until your account balance has been fully paid to you or until you return to work. Benefits are also available for work interruptions and weather delays.
If you are also eligible to receive state unemployment benefits, receiving benefits from The Plan does not affect your state benefits. You can receive your plan benefits before, after, or during the time you are receiving state benefits. However, you must be laid off and not terminate you own employment to be eligible to receive The Plan benefits.