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Kentucky Unemployment Benefit Questions

How long and how much money can a person draw in UI benefits?

The maximum amount of benefits payable to any worker within any benefit year shall be the amount equal to whichever is the lesser of:

a)     Twenty-six (26) times his weekly benefit rate; or

b)     One-third (1/3) of his base-period wages, except that no worker’s maximum amount shall be less than fifteen (15) times his weekly benefit rate.

What is the “Waiting Week”?

Due to recent changes in the Unemployment Insurance law you must now serve a one week waiting period per Benefit Year. Your waiting week will always be your first payable week. You will request benefits for a two week period. If you are otherwise eligible, the amount of your first check will only be for one week. Your maximum benefit amount will not change. For more information, please go to www.oet.ky.gov.

I just moved from California to Colorado and EDD interviewed me again, but I still qualify for it. I explained that I could not find work where I was.

If you are currently receiving benefits in one state and you move to another, you still receive benefits from the original state. You receive benefits from the state in which you worked for the past 18 months. All you have to do is provide your new address to your “original” state of residence and they will mark you as an interstate payee. You then continue to file your weekly certification as normal. You will receive the exact same amount of benefits, it does not change. You are required to seek employment in the new state you moved to.

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Questions & Answers

  1. Ken Leeds says:

    Do I have to claim acured vacation and severance pay on my unemployment?

  2. Rebecca Spanyer says:

    I have worked at a community bank for 8 years. July 4, 2013, my son died suddenly and I have been off for a nervous breakdown and 2 surgeries, I have exhausted my FMLA except for 12 days. I have to have another surgery and my employer said that I can not take off for going to the doctor, etc….my attendances has been bad due to all the events of the year. Today I was put on final written warning. Am I eligiblle for benefits if I go ahead and resign?

    • Adrian says:

      Unfortunately,the UI program does not consider personal reasons as an exception.

      Voluntary reasons are generally not a qualifier.

  3. John says:

    I am going to get laid off from work in a couple of weeks. I am 62 years of age and probably going to file for social security retirement. can I draw unemployment insurance in addition to SS retirement?

  4. Jessica says:

    In Kentucky, if my employer suddenly cut my hours from full time to part time, can I collect unemployment for the lost wages? If so, how do I go about this?

  5. loulou says:

    will i be able to claim my benifits after dec 28?

  6. jamie musick says:

    I am currently employed at excel mining. I was given notice of my lay off, lay off date is dec 02. they have mines in other states. if they offer me a job at one of those mines, I would have to move there. would I have to take the job?

  7. Jean says:

    If u worked for a temp agency and you are still with that agency but you had to quit the job they sent you on, is that separation from employment, even though you’re not working at the employer that the temp agency sent you to, but you’re still employed with the temp agency

  8. sharee browning says:

    I filed my request for unemployment benefits on wed. August 14th and did and it accepted my two week dates but I have not gotten my money and the automated system said a credit was made but no check was cit what do I need to do to get my benefits

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