What Are The Earning Requirements For Ui Benefits?

To be eligible for UI benefits, you must have been paid at least $7,380 in either your Base Period or an Alternate Base Period (both are explained in the following sections). If you did not earn this amount, you may be eligible if you meet all of the following conditions:
  1. You were paid at least $1230 in one of your Base Period quarters, and
  2. You were paid total Base Period wages of at least one and one­half times your highest single quarter earnings, and
  3. You were paid total Base Period wages of at least $2460.
Also, if you have had a previous claim, you must have worked again since filing that claim and must have been paid wages of at least eighty times the R.I. minimum hourly wage of $6.15, or $492.

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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