Eligibility

INITIAL ELIGIBILITY

You must earn 300 or more contribution hours during one of the contribution quarters listed below. You are then eligible for benefits in the benefit months listed below each quarter, for that quarter.

Contribution Quarter Benefit Months
May, June, July October, November, December
August, September, October January, February, March
November, December, January April, May, June
February, March, April July, August, September

If you earn 500 or more contribution hours in six consecutive months: You will be eligible for benefits on the first day of the month AFTER the required contributions are received in the Fund Office.OR

CONTINUING COVERAGE AFTER INITIAL ELIGIBILITY:

If you earn 270 or more contribution hours during the quarters listed below: You will be eligible for benefits during the months listed below each quarter:

Contribution Quarter Benefit Months
November, December, January April, May, June
February, March, April July, August, September
May, June, July October, November, December
August, September, October January, February, March

OR

If you earn 1,000 hours or more during one of the 12-month periods listed below: You will be eligible for benefits during the benefit months below them:

Period Ending Benefit Months
January 31 April, May, June
April 30 July, August, September
July 31 October, November, December
October 31 January, February, March