Question: How Do You Figure Out How Much Unemployment You Will Get??

To estimate how much you might be eligible to receive, add together the gross wages in the two highest quarters during that period, divide by 2, and then multiply by 0.0385 to get your weekly benefit amount.

What is the maximum unemployment benefit in California 2018?

For claims beginning on or after January 1, 2018, weekly benefits range from $50 to a maximum of $1,216. To qualify for the maximum weekly benefit amount ($1,216) you must earn at least $26,325.01 in a calendar quarter during your base period.

How long does it take to get unemployment in California?

How long will it take to get my unemployment benefits after I file? The federal Department of Labor’s website says that you can expect your first unemployment check two or three weeks after you apply, as long as you submit all of the required information, and no follow-up is necessary.

Can you extend unemployment benefits in CA?

A California unemployment benefits extension is a federally funded program for which employers will not be charged. The maximum unemployment extension period is 20 weeks. Unemployment extension amounts are based on regular unemployment insurance payments and will only be paid after regular benefits have been exhausted.

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