Missouri Unemployment Benefit Questions
How much will I be paid in Missouri?
Your weekly benefit amount (WBA) is 4 percent of the average of your two highest quarters in the base period (highest quarter and second highest quarter, quarter/2 x 0.04 = WBA). Missouri?s maximum WBA is $320.
Your maximum benefit amount (MBA) is the most you can receive in your benefit year. It is 20 times your WBA or one-third of your total base period wages, whichever is less. When calculating, your quarterly earnings are limited to 26 times your WBA.
Can I work part-time and receive benefits?
Yes, you may receive some UI benefits for a week if you work less than full time. You must continue to look for and be able to work full time. You must report your gross wages (wages before deductions) earned each week and not just take home pay.
The benefits paid when working less than full time will be reduced: Take your weekly wages, subtract $20 or 20 percent of your weekly benefit amount (WBA), whichever is greater. That amount is your deduction, which will be subtracted from your WBA and rounded down to an even dollar amount.
Would an individual be eligible to receive unemployment benefits if they relocated and left their job because their military spouse was called to serve elsewhere?
No, the law only applies to relocations with the spouse to a new residence.
Can I Keep my Unemployment If I Move From Tennessee to Florida?
If you worked in Tennessee and then move to any other state, you could potentially still receive unemployment benefits for the amount of time that you are eligible. Where you currently reside does not matter when it comes to receiving unemployment benefits. The important thing is that you are eligible for benefits from the Tennessee unemployment insurance system. You also have to make sure that you continue looking for work while you are in Florida.
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