New York Unemployment
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Unemployment Benefits Compensation
Max Weekly Benefit Amt.
Max Weeks of Benefits
Max Benefit Amount
Determining your monetary compensation for unemployment benefits in New York is based on whether you meet wage eligibility criteria and work eligibility criteria. Approved unemployment compensation benefits for New York will come from the State Unemployment Insurance Program (SUI) paid by employers to recipients through direct deposit or check.
Calculating New York Unemployment Benefit Amounts
Determine Your Weekly Benefit Amount
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To determine your Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA), divide the amount of your highest gross wages earnings quarter by 26.
Example: If your highest quarter wage earnings was $3,575, then your WBA will be $137.50. If your earnings were below $3,575 in your highest paid quarter, you divide that number by 25 to get your WBA.
Example: If your highest gross earning for a quarter was $11,525, your WBA will NOT be $443.27 as you cannot collect more that the state determined minimum. In this case, your weekly benefit amount will be capped at $430.
Determine Your Maximum Benefit Amount
To determine your Maximum Benefit Amount (MBA), divide your total base period earning by four.
Example: If your base period gross earning was $41,000, your MBA for the benefit year is $10,250.
Example: If your base period gross earning was $53,500, your MBA for the benefit year is NOT
$13,375 as you cannot collect more than the state mandated MBA of $11,050 in any given benefit year.