Unemployment Insurance Code UIC § 1277.1

(a) Notwithstanding Section 1277 , if an individual has a subsequent new claim and the previous valid claim was filed under subdivision (b) of Section 1275 , the new claim shall only be valid if, during the 52-week period beginning with the effective date of the previous claim, either of the following applies:

(1) The individual earned or was paid sufficient wages to meet eligibility requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 1281 and performed some work.

(2) The individual did not receive benefits under this part and was disabled and was entitled to receive wage loss benefits under Part 2 (commencing with Section 2601 ) or under Division 4 (commencing with Section 3200) of the Labor Code , under any workers’ compensation law, under employer’s liability law, or under any disability insurance law of any other state or the federal government.

(b) For purposes of this section, “wages” includes any and all compensation for personal services performed as an employee for the purpose of meeting the eligibility requirements of subdivision (a) of Section 1281 .  This subdivision is not applicable to the computation of an award for disability benefits.