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Your original benefit rate is calculated on your actual high quarter wages. Your weekly benefit rate is one twentyfifth (1/25) of your high quarter wages. Wages are applied to the quarter in which they are paid. The current maximum rate is $405.
You have an additional option to have your benefit rate calculated using weeks worked and wages paid to you in your base period. You must finalize your choice of base period and establish a final quarterly rate before you can request your rate based on average weekly wage. If your rate is calculated using this option, the total weeks and wages will show on the bottom of the Monetary Determination mailed to you.
Although your claim lasts one year (your benefit year), during that time you can only receive 26 times your full weekly rate (or the same amount of money for weeks of partial unemployment).
Have you been discriminated against by a potential or current employer -- as a job applicant or current employee? To best protect your legal rights you should discuss your situation with an employment lawyer. Meet with a local employment for employees attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.