School/Reasonable Assurance FAQs
1. What does "reasonable assurance" mean?
"Reasonable assurance" is a provision in the UC law that determines the eligibility of school employees for benefits during the summer and school breaks. If an individual worked for a school district during the 2012-2013 school year and has a reasonable assurance of returning to work for the same or a different school district or another type of educational institution for the 2013-2014 school year, he or she is ineligible for benefits during the summer of 2013. Certain requirements must be met for the reasonable assurance provision to apply. The economic terms and conditions of the individual's job for the 2013-2014 school year must not be substantially less than the economic terms and conditions of the individual's job in the 2012-2013 school year. If the individual is a teacher, the job for the 2013-2014 school year must be an instructional, research or administrative position. There may be an exception to the reasonable assurance rule if the individual also worked for a non-school employer.
2. I was a full-time teacher with the school. If I am offered per diem substitute work by a school, how will that affect my UC benefits?
If the economic terms and conditions of the per diem substitute work are substantially less than your former full-time job, the reasonable assurance disqualification will not apply.