TR 500.1 Credit Hours

Click on the case numbers below to access decisions regarding whether a claimant met the full-time training requirement under G.L. c. 151A, § 30(c).

0018 3639 73

0018 3639 73 (Nov. 30, 2016) – Claimant, who enrolled as a full-time student for the first five of six academic terms, satisfied the requirements of G.L. c. 151A, § 30(c), during terms when he was enrolled full-time.  Where claimant anticipated a part-time class schedule during his last semester because that is all that remained to fulfill graduation requirements, he would not be eligible for training benefits during that term.

0014 0406 76

0014 0406 76 (Mar. 4, 2015) – The claimant’s continuing subsidiary part-time employment did not render her ineligible for training benefits under G.L. c. 151A, § 30(c).  The program satisfied the full-time training requirement, where the claimant was required to engage in 120 hours of field work in addition to her credit hour coursework.

0002 2648 26

0002 2648 26 (Dec. 19, 2013) – A claimant pursuing a bachelor’s degree program did not meet the regulatory requirement to be enrolled in a full-time training program, where he enrolled in classes totaling only seven credits in one semester and ten credits in the following semester.


BR-106513 (May 5, 2008) – Because the externship component of claimant's community college phlebotomy program brought the average credit hours up to 13.3 hours per week, more than the minimum 12 hours required under 430 CMR 9.05(2)(b)(1), the claimant qualified for extended benefits under G.L. c. 151A, § 30(c).



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