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What Is The Weekly Benefit Amount?

The amount of unemployment benefits you may receive each week is your Weekly Benefit Rate (WBR). The amount will be 60% of the average weekly earnings during your base year period, up to a maximum of $482.

The maximum amount may change each year. If you are not entitled to the maximum amount of weekly benefits, you may be able to increase your entitlement with Dependency Benefits. You may be entitled to receive an extra 7% of your Weekly Benefit Amount for your first dependent, and an extra 4% for each of the next two dependents. The most you can collect is an extra 15% for three dependents.

The total amount of benefits you may collect is called your Maximum Benefit Amount (MBA). Generally, for every 4 weeks you worked during your base year period, you may be entitled to 3 weeks of benefits, up to a maximum of 26 times your Weekly Benefit Rate.

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