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Delaware Unemployment Insurance Benefits Eligibility

Delaware Unemployment Insurance Benefit Requirements

Eligibility_RequirementsThe amount of money you were paid during your base period (the first four of last five completed calendar quarters) determines your “weekly benefit eligibility amount (WBA)”.

  • You must be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • Be able to work, available for work.
  • Looking for work.
  • Willing to accept a job for which you are qualified.

Delaware Unemployment Insurance Benefit Eligibility Amounts

  • The current weekly benefit amount (WBA) range provided by the Delaware Unemployment Insurance Law is $20 to $330 per week.

Delaware Unemployment Insurance Benefit Total

  • The maximum amount of unemployment insurance benefits payable in Delaware under normal circumstances in any benefit year may not exceed 26 times your weekly benefit amount.
  • Since Delaware has a weekly claim processing system, you will receive a check for every weekly claim you make.
  • You may file claims for more than 26 weeks if you work part-time and partial benefits are paid. read more

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Unemployment Office Tips:

Tips to help you when visiting your local Unemployment Office:

  • Show Up Early: Your local unemployment office can sometimes be crowded. You must understand that there are a lot of people currently looking for work. So you will find a lot of people filing for benefits.
  • Be prepared to wait: With lots of people at your local unemployment office, if you are late you will have to wait. The best way to avoid the long lines is to get to the office early.
  • Be prepared with your Documents: If you are applying for unemployment benefits be sure to take with you all necessary information such as a job release letter, date of last employment and name of the company.
  • Have a Cool Head: With lots of people at your local unemployment office waiting to be seen it’s easy to get frustrated and loose you cool. Remember that counselors are there to assist you. Keeping a cool head and being courteous will help speed the process along.

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