The EDD will compute your weekly benefit amount based on your total wages during the quarter in your base period when you earned the most. For all but very low-wage workers, the weekly benefit amount is arrive at by dividing those total wages by 26—up to a maximum of $450 per week.
To qualify for the maximum weekly benefit amount ($1,357) you must earn at least $29,380.01 in a calendar quarter during your base period. Your WBA may vary if you receive other income (such as sick leave pay, paid time off, etc.) while receiving DI benefits from the EDD.
The EDD provides a weekly benefit amount calculator here. The minimum weekly benefit amount is $40. The maximum weekly benefit amount is $450 . Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, discussed below, eligible individuals may qualify for an extra $600 weekly payment.
(Notably, benefits in California are less generous than those in most other states: in 2019, its average weekly benefit of $345 ranked 29th.) However, federal policymakers are responding to unprecedented circumstances; so far, they have expanded both eligibility and benefits .
What are the weekly certification requirements for unemployment benefits in California ? To receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits , you must provide the EDD eligibility information every two weeks . This is known as “certifying” for benefits .
If you are working part time , you may be able to receive reduced unemployment benefits even if your earnings are higher than your weekly benefit amount. The EDD will calculate the amount to deduct and the amount you are eligible to receive. If you are still working , write “still working .”
Answer: It depends on where you live. Workers in most states are eligible for up to 26 weeks of unemployment benefits from regular state-funded unemployment compensation, but some states allow for fewer weeks. Under a new federal law, you can receive an extra $600 per week from April 5, 2020 until July 31, 2020.
2020 to 2021 Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefits By State
|State||Max. Weekly Benefit Amount||State Unemployment Info|
|California||$450||CA.gov EDD details|
|Colorado||$618||CO Department of Labor and Employment|
|Connecticut||$649 (Individual) up to $724 (w/dependents)||CT Department of Labor|
|Delaware||$400||DE Division of Unemployment Insurance|
All individuals collecting regular UC or PUA are eligible for the $600 per week. My employer offered me my job back, but I would make more staying on Unemployment .
Here are the 10 states with the highest unemployment benefits : Massachusetts ($742) Minnesota ($683) Washington ($681) New Jersey ($677) North Dakota ($633) Illinois ($613) Connecticut ($598) Oregon ($590)
A supplemental $300 a week – Known as Pandemic Additional Compensation in California , the additional $300 will be added to up to 11 weeks of unemployment benefits a claimant receives. 6 дней назад
However, you are permitted to file a second claim for additional benefits following the completion of your 52 week benefits year so long as you can meet the standard eligibility requirements (same as in your first claim ) as well as an additional “past earnings” requirement.
If you are not given a definite return-to-work date, any vacation or holiday pay you receive when your job ends is not deducted from your weekly benefit amount. If you are given a definite return-to-work date, any vacation or holiday pay for the period of the temporary layoff is deducted from your benefits .