What Is The Base Period?

sufficient wages to be eligible. Normally, your Base Period consists of the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters before the starting date of your new claim. The calendar quarters are: January 1 through March 31; April 1 through June 30; July 1 through September 30; October 1 through December 31. If wages from one of these quarters had to be used to establish a previous claim using the alternate Base Period (explained in the next Section), that quarter's wages cannot be used again to compute your current claim.

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