To be monetarily eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits, you must:
- Have at least $1,092 in covered employment (with an employer who paid UI taxes) during the base period’s highest quarter.
- Have earned at least $4,455 from covered employment during the base period.
- Have total base period wages that equal or exceed 1.5 times the high quarter wages’ total.
The base period is defined as wages earned doing one year of insured work. Base-period wages typically establish monetary eligibility for Unemployment Insurance benefits. read more