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How is the amount of unemployment per check determined

Q) How is the amount of unemployment per check determined.

A) Unemployment benefit payments vary depending on which in which you live. The amount you are able to receive will depend on your weekly earnings you got prior to being laid off. You unemployment benefit is usually paid for a maximum of 26 weeks in most states.

Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to calculate how much money you’ll receive through unemployment benefits or for how long you’ll be able to collect those benefits unless your state has an online unemployment calculator. Each state has a different rate, and benefits vary based on your earnings record and the date you became unemployed.

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  1. If you are seeking unemployment insurance benefits because you were fired you may not qualify if you were found to be at fault. You must be out of work through no fault of your own. Workers who are laid off for economic reasons due to a plant closing, a reduction-in-force (RIF), or because of lack of work, for example are eligible for unemployment benefits. But employees who are fired are not always eligible for unemployment benefits if it was due to a fault on their part. If you can prove that you were fired for no foult of your own you my qualify for unemployment insurance benefit.

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