As used in ARM 24.11.1221, 24.11.1223, 24.11.1225, 24.11.1228, and 24.11.1229, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
(1) "Liable state" means any state against which an individual files, through another state, a claim for benefits.
(2) "Offset" means the withholding of the overpaid amount against benefits which would otherwise be payable for a compensable week of unemployment.
(3) "Overpayment" means an improper payment of benefits, from a state or federal unemployment compensation fund, that has been determined recoverable under the requesting state's law.
(4) "Participating state" means a state which has subscribed to the interstate reciprocal overpayment recovery arrangement.
(5) "Paying state" means the state under whose law a claim for unemployment benefits has been established on the basis of combining wages and employment covered in more than one state.
(6) "Recovering state" means the state that has received a request for assistance from a requesting state.
(7) "Requesting state" means the state that has issued a final determination of overpayment and is requesting another state to assist it in recovering the outstanding balance from the overpaid individual.
(8) "State" means any of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
(9) "Transferring state" means a state in which a combined wage claimant had covered employment and wages in the base period of a paying state, and which transfers such employment and wages to the paying state for its use in determining the benefit rights of such claimant under its law.