What Amount Of Unemployment Will I Get?

The amount of Unemployment Insurance that you can receive is determined from wages earned during a "base period". Base period means a 12­month/ period consisting of the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters preceding the date you filed your claim. Your weekly amount will be the total of your highest two and one­half quarters of base period earnings divided by 65. The maximum and the minimum benefit amounts are determined by law and are subject to change each July.

You may be eligible for 12 to 26 weeks of benefits depending on the wages reported in your base period. This can be paid out throughout your 52­week benefit year.

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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