258.03  BENEFIT RATES.
   Benefit payments shall begin with the effective date of unemployment and shall be calculated according to the following rules:
   (a)   The weekly benefit rate and amount of weekly benefit payment shall be determined in accordance with all of the relevant provisions set forth in Section 27 of the Michigan Employment Security Act and set forth in the Michigan Employment Security Act Weekly Benefit Rate Table in effect at the time the employee is laid off.
   (b)   The dependency class category of a laid off employee shall be determined as stipulated and provided by the Michigan Employment Security Act. A dependent shall be as defined by the Michigan Employment Security Act.
   (c)   Employees shall be entitled to three weeks of benefits for each four credit weeks earned working for the City up to a maximum of twenty-six weeks of benefits for thirty-five earned credit weeks, provided that the claimant has worked at least thirty-five weeks in the fifty-two weeks preceding the week in which the claimant applied for benefits, and provided, further, that in the case of a claimant who has been employed solely by the City for a period of thirty-four weeks in the fifty-two weeks preceding application for benefits, such claimant shall be entitled to a maximum of twenty-six weeks of benefits. The minimum duration shall not be less than ten and one-half weeks if the claimant worked fourteen weeks and earned at least twenty-five dollars and one cent ($25.01) in each week.
   (d)   Any change in the rate of regular benefits and their duration that would be mandatory to meet the requirements for equivalency with the Michigan Employment Security Act shall become effective on the same day to change the method of determination of amounts of benefit payment as provided in this section.
(Ord. 43.  Passed 1-7-75; Ord. 43-A-1.  Passed 10-21-75.)