Figure out the amount of money you made during the base periods in question. You get that information from the questions you answered when you filed (did you work and made at least $200 a week during the period from 4/08 thru 4/09?)

once you know how much money you grossed (before taxes) during the base period the unemployment set, you divide the gross amount into 52 weeks (or as many weeks you worked in the base period) then divide that amount in half.

Example:

The base period, lets say, is 52 weeks and you made $30,000

30,000 / 52 = 576.93

576.93 / .5 = 288.461 this is your unemployment pay per week

you need at least 20 weeks of work to qualify for 20 weeks of unemployment

The rule of thumb is half of what you made for least 20 weeks and at most 26 weeks (after 26 weeks you have to file for an extension)

there is a maximum amount the state is required to pay out which is $355 a week with no dependents (so if you made more that $1000 a week when you worked you will not receive $500. If you have 3 or more dependents the max they pay is $479.

This does not include the new $25 raise per week Obama just passed That money comes from the government not your previous employer; as well as the extensions coming.

once you know how much money you grossed (before taxes) during the base period the unemployment set, you divide the gross amount into 52 weeks (or as many weeks you worked in the base period) then divide that amount in half.

Example:

The base period, lets say, is 52 weeks and you made $30,000

30,000 / 52 = 576.93

576.93 / .5 = 288.461 this is your unemployment pay per week

you need at least 20 weeks of work to qualify for 20 weeks of unemployment

The rule of thumb is half of what you made for least 20 weeks and at most 26 weeks (after 26 weeks you have to file for an extension)

there is a maximum amount the state is required to pay out which is $355 a week with no dependents (so if you made more that $1000 a week when you worked you will not receive $500. If you have 3 or more dependents the max they pay is $479.

This does not include the new $25 raise per week Obama just passed That money comes from the government not your previous employer; as well as the extensions coming.