How Long Can I Receive Unemployment Benefits?

You may have up to 26 weeks of unemployment insurance benefit payments, depending on how much you earned in your base period. If you return to work or if you have deductible income for any week, you may draw more or less than 26 weeks. The total amount you can draw for the year is the maximum benefit amount shown on your Wage Statement (monetary determination).

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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