Effective with Benefit Years commencing on or after April 1, 1996, individuals will be identified as construction workers using the National Council of Compensation Insurance Classification codes reported by the employer. Such individuals will be entitled to a Weekly Benefit Rate based on 1/26 of the total wages paid during the highest quarter of wages in his or her Base Period.

Example:

Highest quarter of earnings = $4,000

Divided by 26 = $153.85

Rounded down to = $153

The total Base Period wages would have to equal at least 40 times the Weekly Benefit Rate of $153, or $6,120, to qualify.