How Much Compensation Can I Receive?

After your claim is filed with a UI Call Center and entered in the computer for processing, you will receive a monetary determination. A monetary determination indicates the amount of benefits you may be eligible to receive and how many weeks the benefits will last.

Unemployment benefit amounts are dependent on the amount of wages that you earned during your base period. The benefits range from $44 ­ $248 per week, with an additional $24 per dependent child. You may claim up to three dependent children, for a maximum of $72 of dependent allowance. To be eligible for maximum benefits, you must have earned at least $26,500 during your base period.

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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