Arizona Unemployment Insurance Benefits Eligibility

To be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in Arizona, you must meet the following requirements:

Earned sufficient wages:

  • You must have earned at least $8,000 in wages in at least two quarters of the base period, with wages in one quarter equal to $7,987.50 or more. The base period is the most recent four quarters.

Involuntarily unemployed:

  • You must be out of work through no fault of your own. This means you were laid off, fired for reasons beyond your control, or had your hours reduced to the point where you are considered unemployed.

Able and available to work:

  • You must be physically and mentally able to work and actively seeking suitable employment. This means you are attending job fairs, networking, and applying for jobs that you are qualified for.

Meet other eligibility requirements:

  • You must not have quit your job without good cause, refused suitable work, or violated any unemployment insurance rules.

Additional factors that may affect your eligibility:

  • Your recent work history
  • Your reason for separation from your last job
  • Any disqualifying factors, such as quitting without good cause or refusing suitable work

Here are some helpful resources to learn more about Arizona UI benefits:

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