How Long Can I Receive Unemployment Benefits?

Your benefit year begins the Sunday preceding the date you file your claim and ends 52 weeks later on a Saturday. During those 52 weeks a person can receive a minimum of 16 weeks to a maximum of 26 weeks of benefits depending on their wages in the base period. The duration of your claim and weekly benefit amount will be shown on the monetary determination of eligibility that is mailed to you.

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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