last updated August 12, 2003

How much does someone have to earn to collect?
How much can someone collect?

AL
  • The claimant must earn $2,136 during the base period
  • And earn an average of $1,068 during two quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant can collect right away.
  • The weekly benefit is one forty-eigth of what he earned during the two highest quarters of the base period.
  • The minimum benefit is $45 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $210 a week.
  • If he earns more than $15 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 15.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
AK
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,000
  • And he must earn at least something in two quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is 4.4% of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, plus $24 for each of the first 3 dependents.
  • The minimum benefit is $44 per week. (no dependants)
  • The maximum benefit is $320 a week. (3 dependants)
  • If he earns more than $50 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 16.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
AZ
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,500
  • And he has to earn at least $1,000 in one quarter
  • And he has to earn at least something in two quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty fifth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $40 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $205 a week.
  • If he earns more than $30 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 12.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
AR
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,674
  • And he has to earn at least $418.5 in one quarter
  • And he has to earn at least something in two quarters
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn 27 times his weekly benefit amount, and have earnings in two quarters.
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $62 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $345 a week.
  • If he earns more than two fifths of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 9.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
CA
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,300 in one quarter,
  • Or else, earn at least $900 in one quarter
  • And $1,125 during the base period
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a thirty third to a twenty third of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $40 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $370 a week.
  • If he earns more than $25 (or a quarter of what he earns, whichever is greater) in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 14.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
CO
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2,500.
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is sixty percent of a twenty sixth of what he earned during the two consecutive quarters of the base period when he earned the most, up to half the state average weekly wages, or half a fifty second of what he earned during the entire base period up to 55% of the state average weekly wage. Simple enough?
  • The minimum benefit is $25 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $398 a week.
  • If he earns more than a quarter of his benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 13.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
CT
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $600
  • After making a claim, the claimant can collect right away.
  • The weekly benefit is a fifty second of what he earned during the two quarters of the base period when he earned the most, up to sixty percent of the state's average weekly wage, plus $10 for each of the first 5 dependents, up to half the weekly benefit amount. Got it?
  • The minimum benefit is $15 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $486 a week.
  • If he earns more than a third of his usual wages in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
DE
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $720
  • After making a claim, the claimant can collect right away.
  • The weekly benefit is a fifty second to a forty sixth of what the claimant earned during the two highest quarters of his earnings, depending on the state fund.
  • The minimum benefit is $20 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $330 a week.
  • If he earns more than ten bucks, or a third of his benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 24.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
DC
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,950
  • And he must earn $1,300 in one quarter.
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to half the district average weekly wage, plus five bucks for eack of the first four dependents.
  • The minimum benefit is $50 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $309 a week.
  • If he earns more than one fifths of his usual wages in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 20.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
FL
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $3,400
  • And he must work two quarters
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings may come in one quarter
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of theclaimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $32 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $288 a week.
  • If he earns more than 8 times the minimum wage in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
GA
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,840
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings may come in one quarter
  • And he must earn at least $920 during one quarter
  • After making a claim, the claimant can collect right away.
  • The weekly benefit is a forty eighth of the claimant's earnings during the two base period quarters when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $40 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $295 a week.
  • If he earns more than $30 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 9.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
HI
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $130
  • And have earnings in two quarters.
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty first of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to 70% of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $5 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $407 a week.
  • If he earns more than $50 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
ID
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,657.50
  • And he must earn $1,326 in one quarter
  • And have earnings in two quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to 60% of the average weekly wage in the state.
  • The minimum benefit is $51 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $316 a week.
  • If he earns more than half of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
IL
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1600
  • And earn $440 in other than the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is forty nine and a half percent of his average weekly wage during the two quarters when he earned the most, up to forty nine and a half percent of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $51 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $438 a week.
  • If he earns more than a half of his benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
IN
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2750
  • And earn at least $825 in one quarter
  • And earn $1,650 during the last two quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is five percent of the first $1750 he earned in the highest quarter of his earnings, plus four percent of the rest.
  • The minimum benefit is $50 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $336 a week.
  • If he earns more than $3 or a fifth of his benefit amount in a week, whichever is greater, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 8.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
IA
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,500
  • And earn $1,000 during one quarter
  • After making a claim, the claimant can collect right away.
  • The weekly benefit is a fifty second to a forty sixth of what he earned during the two quarters of the base period when he earned the most, depending on the state trust fund.
  • The minimum benefit is $43 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $358 a week.
  • If he earns more than a quarter of his benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 7.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
KS
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2,490
  • And earn at least something during two quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is 4.25% of the wages he earned during the quarter when he earned the most, up to 60% of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $86 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $345 a week.
  • If he earns more than a quarter of his benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 10.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
KY
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,500
  • And $750 during one quarter
  • And half again more than what he earned during the quarter when he earned the most
  • And eight times his weekly benefit during the last two quarters
  • And $750 other than during the quarter when he earned the most
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  • After making a claim, the claimant can collect right away.
  • The weekly benefit is 1.185% of what he earned during the base period, up to 55% of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $45 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $341 a week.
  • If he earns more than a fifth of his usual wages in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 15.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
LA
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1200
  • And $800 in one quarter
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty fifth of the average of each of the four quarters earnings during the base period, up to two thirds of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $10 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $258 a week.
  • If he earns more than half of his benefit amount in a week, or $50, whichever is less, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
ME
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $3,275.64
  • And $1,091.88 in each of two quarters
  • The formula is: twice the state average weekly wage in each of two quarters and six times that average during the whole base period.
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is sixty percent of a twenty second of what he earned during the quarter of the base period when he earned the most, up to 52% of the state average weekly wage plus $10 per dependent up to half the weekly benefit amount.
  • The minimum benefit is $49 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $424 a week.
  • If he earns more than a $25 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
MD
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $900
  • And earn $576 in one quarter
  • And earn something in two quarters
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant can collect right away.
  • The weekly benefit is sixty percent of a twenty fourth of what he earned during the quarter of the base period when he earned the most, plus $8 for each of the first five dependents.
  • The minimum benefit is $25 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $310 a week.
  • If he earns more than $70 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
MA
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $3,000
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth to a twenty first of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to 57.5% of the state average weekly wage, plus $25 per dependent, up to half his weekly benefit amount..
  • The minimum benefit is $31 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $760 a week.
  • If he earns more than a third of his weekly benefit amount amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 10.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 30.
MI
  • During the base period, a claimant earn $2,997
  • And earn $1,998 during one quarter
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant can collect right away.
  • The weekly benefit is a seven tenths of the claimant's after tax earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to 53% of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $81 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $362 a week.
  • If he earns even a dollar in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 15.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
MN
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,000 the quarter when he earned the most
  • And $250 in the other three quarters
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $38 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $350 a week.
  • If he earns more than $50 or a quarter of his usual weekly wages amount in a week, whichever is higher, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 10.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
MS
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,200
  • And $780 during one quarter
  • And have earnings in two quarters.
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $30 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $210 a week.
  • If he earns more than $40 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 13.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
MO
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn a $1,500\
  • And earn $1,000 in one quarter
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is four and a half percent of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $40 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $250 a week.
  • If he earns more than $20 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 11.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
MT
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,720
  • And $1,147 during one quarter
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a hundredthth of the claimant's earnings during the base period, or 1.9% of his earnings during the two quarters when he earned the most, up to three fifths of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $70 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $297 a week.
  • If he earns more than a quarter of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 8.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
NE
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,600
  • And earn with at least $800 in each of two quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty fourth to a twentieth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $30 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $270 a week.
  • If he earns more than half his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 20.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
NV
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $400
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • Or he must earn money during three quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant can collect right away.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty fifth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to half the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is 16per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $309 a week.
  • If he earns more than a quarter of his usual wages in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 20.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
NH
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2,800
  • and he must earn $1,200 in each of two quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant can collect right away.
  • The weekly benefit is 1% to 1.1% of his annual earnings.
  • The minimum benefit is $32 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $372 a week.
  • If he earns more than three tenths of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
NJ
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2,060
  • Or work 20 weeks earning 20 times the minimum wage
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is three fifths of the claimant's average weekly wage, plus a variable amount per dependent, up to fifty six and two thirds percent of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $61 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $482 a week.
  • If he earns more than $5 or a fifth of his weekly benefit amount in a week, whichever is more, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 15.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
NM
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,420
  • And earn $1,373 during the quarter when he earns the most
  • And he must earn during 2 quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, but no less than a tenth and no more than a half of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $54 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $286 a week.
  • If he earns more than a fifth of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 19.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
NY
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2,400
  • And earn $1,600 during one quarter
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is half the claimant's average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $40 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $405 a week.
  • If he earns more than a tenth of his average weekly wage during the quarter when he earned the most, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
NC
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $3,382.44
  • And he must earn during two quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to two thirds of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $15 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $408 a week.
  • If he earns more than three fifths of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 13.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
ND
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2,795
  • And earn $1,118 during one quarter
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a sixty fifth of the claimant's earnings during the two base period quarters when he earned the most, up to three fifths of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $43 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $290 a week.
  • If he earns more than three fifths of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 12.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
OH
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $3,380
  • And he must work 20 weeks
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is half the claimant's average weekly wage, plus from $1 to $83 per dependent.
  • The minimum benefit is $88 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $424 a week.
  • If he earns more than one fifth of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 20.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
OK
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,500
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • Or else he must earn $11,700
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty fifth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $16 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $303 a week.
  • If he earns more than $100 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 20.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
OR
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn at least $1000
  • Or work 500 hours
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is one and a quarter percent of the claimant's earnings during the base period, up to 64% of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $94 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $405 a week.
  • If he earns more than a third of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 4.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
PA
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,320
  • And earn $800 during one quarter
  • And work 16 weeks earning at least $50 a week
  • And no more than four fifths of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty third to a twenty fifth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to two thirds of the state average weekly wage, plus $5 for the first dependent and $3 for the second.
  • The minimum benefit is $35 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $459 a week.
  • If he earns more than $6 or two fifths of his weekly benefit amount, whichever is more, in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 16.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
RI
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,230 in one quarter
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • Or else, he must earn $7,380
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a 4.62% of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to 67% of the state average weekly wage, plus $10 or 5% of the weekly benefit amount, whichever is more, for each of the first five dependents.
  • The minimum benefit is $56 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $533 a week.
  • If he earns more than a fifth of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 15.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
SC
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn at least $900
  • And earn at least $540 in one quarter
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to two thirds of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $20 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $278 a week.
  • If he earns more than a quarter of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 15.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
SD
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,288
  • And earn $728 during one quarter
  • And earn 20 times his weekly benefit amount outside of the quarter during which he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to a half of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $28 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $241 a week.
  • If he earns more than a quarter of his usual weekly wages over $25 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 15.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
TN
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,560
  • And earn $780 during one quarter
  • And earn either $900 or 40 times his weekly benefit in the three quarters when he didn't earn the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of the average of the claimant's earnings during the two base period quarters when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $30 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $275 a week.
  • If he earns more than $50 or a quarter of his weekly benefit amount, whichever is more, in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 12.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
TX
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,961
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty fifth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $53 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $328 a week.
  • If he earns more than $5, or a quarter of his weekly benefit amount, whichever is more, in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 9.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
UT
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2,400
  • And earn $600 in one quarter
  • And no more than two thirds of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty sixth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to 60% of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $23 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $373 a week.
  • If he earns more than three fifths of his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 10.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
VT
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2,390
  • And earn $1,707 during one quarter
  • And no more than three fifths of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a forty fifth of what he earned during the two base period quarters when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is 31 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $351 a week.
  • If he earns more than three tenths of his weekly benefit amount, or $40, whichever is more, in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
VA
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2,500
  • And have earnings in two quarters.
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a fiftieth of the claimant's earnings during the two base period quarters when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $59 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $318 a week.
  • If he earns more than $25 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 12.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
WA
  • During the base period, a claimant must work 680 hours.
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty fifth of the average of the claimant's earnings during the two base period quarters when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $107 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $496 a week.
  • If he earns more than a quarter of his usual weekly wages over $5 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 16.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 30.
WV
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2200
  • And have earnings in two quarters.
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a hundredth of the claimant's earnings during the base period, up to two thirds of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $24 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $351 a week.
  • If he earns more than $60 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 26.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
WI
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $1,470
  • And earn $1,225 during his highest quarter
  • And earn four times his weekly benefit during the other three quarters
  • After making a claim, the claimant can collect right away.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty fifth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most.
  • The minimum benefit is $49 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $329 a week.
  • If he earns more than $30 in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 12.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.
WY
  • During the base period, a claimant must earn $2,200
  • And no more than five seventhss of his earnings can be in the quarter when he earned the most
  • After making a claim, the claimant has to wait one week before he can collect.
  • The weekly benefit is a twenty fifth of the claimant's earnings during the base period quarter when he earned the most, up to 55% of the state average weekly wage.
  • The minimum benefit is $21 per week.
  • The maximum benefit is $296 a week.
  • If he earns more than half his weekly benefit amount in a week, his benefit will be reduced.
  • The fewest weeks he can qualify for is 12.
  • The most weeks he can qualify for is 26.