How Do I Know If I Am Eligible To Receive Benefits?

You must meet certain requirements to be eligible. You must be able to work, available for work, willing to accept suitable work, actively seeking full­time work, and be out of work due to no work connected cause of your own. If you voluntarily quit your job, the burden of proof is on you to show that you quit for a good work connected reason. If you are terminated or discharged, your employer must show that you were terminated for a work­connected cause as stated in the Alabama UC Law. In addition, you must have wages in at least two quarters of your base period. The base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters from the date your claim is filed. The total of your base period earnings must equal or exceed one and one­half times your highest quarter earnings.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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