Kentucky Unemployment Benefit Questions
Updated : June 19th, 2019
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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