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Alaska Unemployment Benefit Questions

What if I have worked in another state?

You may be eligible for a combined wage claim. Any work you have done in another state during the last 18 months may be combined to establish a claim. Usually combining wages will result in a higher weekly benefit amount. It is important to advise a claim representative of any work you have done in another state so these wages can be electronically transferred to Alaska. After a review of your work history, one of the representatives will be able to give you the best option on where to file your claim.

How will my pension affect my benefits?

Payments under any government or private retirement pension will be deductible from UI benefits if the pension is based on your work for a base period employer and that employer contributed to or maintained the pension plan. The amount deducted is based on the percentage of contribution made>

If you earn $50 or less there will be no reduction in your benefits. There will be a 0.75 cent deduction for each dollar that you earn, over $50. You must report your earnings in the week that you actually earn the wages, even if you have not been paid.

How will self employment affect my benefits?

To be eligible for unemployment insurance in Alaska, you must be able and available to accept full-time employment. You may be asked to provide information about your business and how much time you devote to your business. If you are self-employed, you must report your net earnings (subtract business expenses from your gross) for the week. Self-employment income is deducted on a dollar for dollar basis.

Is any income other than earnings deducted?

First and foremost, all income, with the exception of Social Security, Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, and Income Tax Returns, must be reported when you are filing for benefits. Under certain conditions, severance or separation pay, pension, vacation or sick leave pay, bonus and back pay are deductible.

How will my pension affect my benefits?

Payments under any government or private retirement pension will be deductible from UI benefits if the pension is based on your work for a base period employer and that employer contributed to or maintained the pension plan. The amount deducted is based on the percentage of contribution made by the base period employer.

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Questions & Answers

  1. Jay says:

    Since Alaska is a right to fire state, does the state of Alaska offer supplemental unemployment insurance or should I establish a trust account in conjunction with my taxes contributed by me? Unemployment benefits pay a friction of the invested amount who collect the yearly interest off this trust? Can steady works know what their life time contribution has been?

    • Sam says:

      Jay,

      I am not really sure of a definite answer to your question. I suggest you contact the Unemployment Office by phone to establish rules.

  2. filisata says:

    how do I find out when the last day I filed my claim on victor

  3. Jackie says:

    My husband worked in Alaska this past year—2nd and 3rd quarters—he was denied benfits because his second quarter wages were paid early in July, 2013. Is the Alaska Labor Department correct in this denial?

  4. Warren Rowe says:

    Victor is asking me to contact the call center and won’t let me file. Why?

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