How Do I Qualify Under Monetary Requirements?

Your claim is based on insured wages earned in the base period. The base period is the first four out of the last five completed calendar quarters before the starting date of your claim. You have to have been paid wages in at least two quarters of the base period. You must have been paid wages that total at least $1,296 in the two highest quarters of the base period. Your total base period wages must be at least 1 1/2 times the earnings in the high quarter, however, when the only reason that a person fails to qualify is the 1 1/2 times requirement, an alternate calculation may be used to determine monetary eligibility.

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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