If you file a new claim for benefits and your last benefit year expired within the last six calendar quarters, you must additionally satisfy the following earnings requirement:
- Worked after your prior benefit year began; and
- Been paid, by a liable employer, at least five times the last weekly benefit amount that was in effect on your prior benefit year.
If you meet the requirements to establish a claim, for each week you claim benefits you must also be:
- Able to work
- Available for work
- Seeking full-time employment