How many weeks can I collect unemployment?

To calculate the number of weeks of unemployment you may be entitled to:
 

  1. Multiply your total base period wages by 40% (0.4)
     
  2. Divide the result in step 1 by your Weekly Benefit Amount
     
  3. Round down to the nearest half-week. The result is the number of weeks you may receive benefits. The maximum is 20 weeks and the minimum is 14 weeks.