Base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters.
You are Eligible to apply for Benefits. Before you proceed
Now that you have determined whether you are eligible for benefits or not, here are more details on eligibility:
What is the possible Eligibility Criteria in any state?
There are some basic rules for eligibility. Even if you meet some of these rules partially, you should still apply for unemployment because state offices make a reasonable attempt to process your claim, as long as you provide a good justification.
1. Must have lost job with no fault of his theirs
2. Must be totally or partially unemployed.
3. Must have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim
4. Must be physically able to work, available for work, and actively seeking suitable work.
5. Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed.
To learn more check unemployment eligibility article
A “base period” is four consecutive calendar quarters that fall within the 18 month period before establishing a new benefit year.
Non-Monetary Eligibility Requirements
You can collect benefits if you meet a series of legal eligibility requirements mentioned below and more:
- Have earned qualifying wages
- Unemployed through no fault of your own
- Able and obtainable to work full-time
- Actively looking for full-time work
In addition to having adequate earnings, you must meet other eligibility benefits to be entitled for UI benefits. Some instances or issues that may influence eligibility for UI benefits comprise:
- Reason for job separation
- Proper weekly claim filing
- School attendance
- Self employment or corporate offices
- Strike or labor disputes
- Denial of a job offer
- Alien status
- School employee
- Illness or injury
- Professional athlete
More details on UI eligibility can be found in the unemployment eligibility article.
Monetary Eligibility Requirements
You must have worked in at least two calendar quarters of your base period and have enough wages. Under the present law, you may be eligible monetarily if you were paid certain wages in covered employment in the calendar quarter of your period in which your wages were the maximum. Also, your total base period wages were no less than one and a half times the wages paid in that highest quarter. These figures are state specific.