How Is My Benefit Amount Determined?
Your weekly benefit rate will be 1.3078 percent of your total base period wages. A weekly benefit amount can neither be lower than $39.00 nor more than the maximum weekly benefit amount allowed in Kentucky at that time.
The maximum benefit amount (MBA), the total amount a claimant can draw in regular benefits on a single claim, must be the lesser of the following:
- Twentysix times the weekly benefit amount.
- Onethird of the total base period wages (except no MBA can be less than 15 times the 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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