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Kentucky Unemployment Benefit Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility_RequirementsIn order to file for Kentucky Unemployment Benefit you must be separated from your employer or experience a reduction in your work hours.

Eligibility Requirement Questions

Q) Can a person draw Kentucky Unemployment Benefit if they quit?
A  Assuming the claimant has sufficient wage credits to establish a claim, he  or she may be qualified to receive benefits if they voluntarily left their employment with good cause attributable to the employment and there are no other eligibility issues present.

Q  Can a person draw Kentucky Unemployment Benefit if they are fired?
A  Assuming the claimant has sufficient wage credits to establish a claim, he  or she may be qualified to receive benefits if they were discharged for reasons other than misconduct connected with the work and there are no other eligibility issues present.

Eligibility Requirements Continued

Q  How can a person draw Unemployment Insurance from me when they were fired from another employer?
A  If you are the most recent ten (10) week employer on the claim and the worker left your employment under non-disqualifying conditions or you failed to file a timely protest to the initial claim for benefits, then you may be charged for the benefits.

Q  What is the current Kentucky Unemployment Benefit benefit rate range?
A   $39.00 minimum to $415.00 maximum per week

Eligibility Requirements Continued

Q  How long and how much money can a person draw in Kentucky Unemployment Benefit benefits?
A  The maximum amount of benefits payable to any worker within any benefit year shall be the amount equal to whichever is the lesser of:
(a)  Twenty-six (26) times his weekly benefit rate; or
(b)  One-third (1/3) of his base-period wages, except that no worker’s maximum amount shall be less than fifteen (15) times his weekly benefit rate. read more

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