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Interactive Wage Record Calculator

The calculator only works with Javascript-enabled browsers.

Calculate Weekly Benefit Amount 

Calculate Duration of Benefits 

General Instructions: Try clicking on the buttons to make calculations. If some keys, such as the multiplication (*) key or division (/) key, don't work, try typing in those symbols in the window. Handling of some expressions varies among browsers. Clicking 'CL' clears the form.

Calculating your weekly benefit amount, if you are otherwise eligible: 

To set up a claim, the UIA must find the following in the base period: wages in the "high quarter" (quarter with the highest wages) of at least $2,871; and wages in the entire base period of at least 1.5 times the wages in the high quarter. 

  • Multiply your high-quarter wages by 4.1% (.041)

  • Add $6 for each dependent up to 5;

  • Round down the result to the nearest whole number;

  • The maximum weekly benefit amount is $362.

EXAMPLE: Using the UIA Interactive Wage Record Calculator below, let's figure the weekly benefit amount for a person with high-quarter wages of $4,500.
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  • Enter 4500 and then hit the decimal point (.) key;

  • Hit the multiply key (* ) key, enter .041 and then hit the equal (=) key (Your calculator window should now read 4500.*.041 = 184.5);

  • Hit the addition key (+) key, type 12 (two dependents at $6 each) and hit the equal (=) key;

  • Round down the result to the nearest whole dollar.

What was your answer? If you got $196 after rounding down, you are correct. Ready to find out how to determine duration of benefits?

Calculating your duration of benefits: 

  • Multiply your total base period wages by 43% (.43);

  • Divide that amount by your weekly benefit amount;

  • Round down the result to the nearest half-week;

  • Minimum duration of benefits is 14 weeks; maximum is 20 weeks.

EXAMPLE: Using the UIA Interactive Wage Record Calculator below, let's figure the duration of benefits for a person with total base period wages of $3,100 and a weekly benefit amount of $82.
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  • Enter 3100 and then hit the decimal point (.) key;

  • Hit the multiply key (*) key, enter .43 and then hit the equal (=) key (your calculator window should now read 3100.*.43 = 1333);

  • Hit the division key (/) key, enter 82 and then hit the equal (=) key;

  • Round down the result to the nearest half week (e.g., 20.5 weeks).

What was your answer? If you got 16 weeks after rounding down, you are correct.

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