How Much Compensation Can I Receive?

The Schedule of Benefits that you will receive when you file your new claim provides the range of minimum to maximum benefits for which you may be eligible. The amount is known as the weekly benefit amount and the current range is $20 to $330.

Unemployment benefit amounts are dependent on the amount of wages you earned during your base period (the first four of last five completed calendar quarters). You would take the two quarters in your base period when you were paid the highest wages. Divide the wages you earned in those two quarters by 46 to calculate how much you will receive per week. To be eligible for benefits, a covered employer must have paid you at least 36 times your weekly benefit amount in your base period.

The number of weeks you may receive benefits depends upon your total wages during your entire base period. If you remain totally unemployed and otherwise remain eligible, you can normally receive 26 times your weekly benefit amount.

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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