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## Interactive Wage Record Calculator

Agency: Unemployment Insurance Agency

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 based 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 Calculatorbelow, let's figure the weekly benefit amount for a person with high-quarter wages of \$4,500.
UIA Interactive

• 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 Calculatorbelow, 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.
UIA Interactive

• 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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