Indiana Unemployment Benefit Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility_RequirementsYou only eligible for Indiana Unemployment unemployment benefits if you are unemployed through no fault of your own. When filing your claim for benefits, be sure to give complete and accurate information about why you are no longer working.Three factors determine if you qualify and are eligible for Indiana Unemployment benefits:
1) How much money you earned in the base period.
  • To establish a valid claim, you must have total wage credits during your base period that are equal to at least one and one-half (1.5) multiplied by your highest quarter wages. You must also have base period wages totaling at least $4,200, with $2,500 of those wages earned in the last six (6) months of the base period.
2) Why you are unemployed. 

  • You only qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits if you are unemployed through no fault of your own.

3) If you are able, available and actively seeking full-time work.

Your Indiana unemployment benefits could be denied or reduced if you:

  • If you refuse or fail a pre-employment drug screening.
  • Refuse an offer of suitable work.
  • Fail to go to a job referral made by your local WorkOne.
  • Cannot show proof that you are actively searching for work according to work search requirements.
  • You are temporarily not available for work due to illness, injury, leave of absence.
  • You are on suspension due to work-related misconduct.

Even if you have a work search waiver, you must be mentally and physically able and available to work. Your unemployment benefits can be reduced by ⅓ of your weekly benefit amount for each day you are unavailable. read more




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