In 2014 I only worked from mid August-December (I was a stay at home mom before this). I just ended this job on Feb 21 (it was a freelance project) and filed for UI the next week. They used the wages from my standard base period (July/Aug/Sept 2014) to estimate my benefit amount. Unfortunately this only amounted to $10,500 so my benefit is only $5,250 which will last appx 12 weeks. I am worried if I don't find a job within that 12 weeks, will I be out of luck to file for more benefits until my claim expires 1 year after I began it? After those benefits run out, can I open a new claim to access the money from the wages I made in Oct/Nov/Dec (which are a lot more and the benefits would last about 2x as long)? OR should I just wait to open this claim in April when they will use Oct/Nov/Dec as my standard base period. Thanks!