You can receive normal benefits for 26 weeks but your unemployment benefits cannot exceed your base year wages. Your benefit will end when your benefit year ends or if you benefit payment equals your base year creditable earnings.
You can receive normal benefits for as many as 130 days (26 weeks) in a benefit year, but your benefits cannot be more than your base year wages counting not more than a prescribed amount for any month. Benefit rights are exhausted when a benefit year ends (normally June 30) or earlier if benefit payments equal base year creditable earnings.
|If You Apply In||Your Base Period Will Be|
|January, February or March||October 1 – September 30|
|April, May or June||January 1 – December 31|
|July, August or September||April 1 – March 31|
|October, November or December||July 1 – June 30|
If your claim is effective with any Sunday in: January, February, or March
The Base Period will be the first nine months (Jan-Sept) of last year and the last three months (Oct-Dec) of the year before last;
If your claim is effective with any Sunday in: April, May, or June
The Base Period will be all twelve months (Jan-Dec) of last year;
If your claim is effective with any Sunday in: July, August, or September
The Base Period will be the first three months of the current year (Jan-Mar) and the last nine months (Apr-Dec) of the last year;
If your claim is effective with any Sunday in: October, November, or December The Base Period will be the first six months (Jan-June) of the current year and last six months of the last year.