(1) A claim for benefits becomes inactive if, for any two consecutive weeks within the benefit year, any of the following occur in any combination:
(a) claimant does not file a weekly payment request; or
(b) claimant files a weekly payment request, but:
(i) indicates that the claimant does not wish to claim benefits;
(ii) reports hours of work equal to or greater than 40;
(iii) reports hours of work equal to or greater than the claimant's established hours typically worked; or
(iv) reports earnings equal to or greater than twice the claimant's weekly benefit amount.
(2) To reactivate an inactive claim, the claimant must:
(a) call the claims processing center during the center's published business hours and request that the claim be reactivated; or
(b) access the department's Internet claim system.
(3) A reactivated claim is effective on the Sunday of the calendar week in which the claimant reactivates the claim. A claimant may request that the department backdate the claim to an earlier effective date. The department may backdate a claim when the department determines that the claimant had good cause for the delay in reactivating the claim.
(4) When reactivating a claim, a claimant must provide information concerning any separation from insured work as provided in ARM 24.11.451.