Appeal from the Order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review in the case of In Re: Claim of Helen M. Stouffer, No. B-208770.
Thomas M. Place, for petitioner.
Karin Simpson, Associate Counsel, with her, James K. Bradley, Associate Counsel, and Charles G. Hasson, Acting Deputy Chief Counsel, for respondent.
Judges Williams, Jr., Barry and Blatt, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Barry.
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This appeal results from an order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board), which affirmed an order of a referee denying extended benefits to claimant Helen M. Stouffer.
Claimant began collecting unemployment compensation benefits in June, 1982. When the regular benefits were exhausted, she began collecting extended benefits in February, 1983. Section 403-A of the Unemployment Compensation Law, Act of December 5, 1936, Second Ex. Sess., P.L. (1937) 2897, as amended, added by Section 2 of the Act of February 9, 1971, P.L. 1, 43 P.S. § 813, provides in part:
(b) Notwithstanding any other provisions of Section 402-A an individual shall be ineligible for the payment of shareable regular benefits or extended benefits for any week of unemployment in his eligibility period if during such period:
(2) he failed to actively engage in seeking work as prescribed under subsection (f).
(f) For the purposes of subsection (b)(2), an individual shall be treated as actively engaged in seeking work during any week if he meets both of the following:
(1) The individual has engaged in a systematic and sustained effort to obtain work during such week.
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(2) The individual furnishes tangible evidence that he has engaged in such an effort during ...