Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 5. Governmental Cooperation

State-Federal Cooperation

39-51-501. State-federal cooperation. (1) (a) In the administration of this chapter, the department shall:

(i) afford reasonable cooperation to every agency of the United States charged with the administration of any unemployment insurance law;

(ii) disclose wage and other required information to authorized recipients as provided by 42 U.S.C. 503; and

(iii) establish necessary safeguards to ensure that any information disclosed is used only for the purposes outlined in 42 U.S.C. 503.

(b) The department may charge fees commensurate with the costs of providing any information pursuant to subsection (1)(a) and shall deposit the fees in the state special revenue fund.

(2) The department shall cooperate with the secretary of labor in the administration of any act of congress establishing unemployment insurance benefits or similar benefits for federal employees and veterans or ex-service personnel of the armed forces of the United States and shall do so in a manner considered advisable and expedient in order to carry out the purpose of this chapter.

(3) The department is authorized to perform any acts, including the execution of agreements and contracts that may be required under and pursuant to any act passed by the congress of the United States, authorizing the extension of unemployment insurance benefits by federal law if the department in its discretion considers it advisable to perform such acts.

(4) Upon request, the department shall furnish to any agency of the United States charged with the administration of public works or assistance through public employment the name, address, ordinary occupation, and employment status of each recipient of benefits and the recipient's rights to further benefits under this chapter.

History: En. Subd. (i), Sec. 11, Ch. 137, L. 1937; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 171, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 156, L. 1961; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 368, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 87-128; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 57, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 349, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 169, Ch. 42, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 88, L. 2009.