The Unemployment Benefits calculator is intended to be a quick reference for determining your approximate potential benefit amounts.
The results obtained are not guaranteed to be accurate.
The 4 quarters in your base period are the 1st 4 of the last 5 complete calendar quarters. The basic benefit calculation is easy, it is 1.1923% of your base period wages. However, below are some factors which may affect how you would expect the calculation to work:
- Effective July 1, 2020 the minimum rate is $39 and the maximum rate is $569 per week regardless of how high the wages are.
- There must be at least $1500 in one of the 4 quarters or the claim will be invalid.
- The total wages outside of the highest quarter must be at least $1,500.
- The total of the 4 quarters must be at least 1 1/2 times the amount in the high quarter.
If the wages in the 3rd & 4th quarters are very low compared to the 1st 2 quarters the claim may also be invalid. Once the weekly benefit amount is calculated from the wages, the total wages in the final 2 quarters must be at least 8 times this weekly amount.
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) $300 weekly benefit payment has been extended. Individuals who are eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Unemployment Compensation or Disaster Unemployment Compensation will qualify for the additional $300.00 per week.