(1) If a claimant files a claim against any state, and it is determined by such state that the claimant has available benefit credits in such state, claims for benefits shall be filed only against that state as long as benefit credits are available in that state. Thereafter, the claimant may file claims against any other state in which there are available benefit credits.

(2) For the purposes of this rule, benefit credits are deemed to be unavailable whenever benefits have been exhausted, terminated, or postponed for an indefinite period or for the entire period in which benefits would otherwise be payable, or whenever benefits are affected by the application of a seasonal restriction.

History: 39-51-301 and 39-51-302, MCA; IMP, 39-51-504, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 3539, Eff. 12/31/00.