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Get an estimate of your Unemployment Insurance Weekly Benefit Rate should you become unemployed.
These are estimates based on information entered on this page. Notification of an actual weekly benefit rate will be provided after an unemployment benefit claim is filed. The Unemployment Benefits Calculator is intended to be a quick reference for determining your approximate potential benefit rate.
Instructions: Enter gross wages for all employers you received payment for each base period quarter. The 4 quarters in your base period are the first 4 of the last 5 complete calendar quarters.
If you do not have enough wages to qualify for a claim using the base period described above, an "alternate base period" will be used. The alternate base period will be the four most recently completed calendar quarters before the week you filed your initial claim application for a new benefit year.
Even if you have been paid enough wages from covered employment to qualify monetarily for benefits, actual payment will be dependent upon approval of all eligibility issues.