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Benefits: What is a benefit claim?

A claim may be filed when a worker loses his/her job through no fault of his/her own, usually due to a layoff. Benefits paid are then charged against the account of the liable employer. This raises the employer’s experience rate.

The unemployment benefits paid when working less than full time will be the difference between the claimant′s weekly benefit amount (WBA) and that part of the claimant′s wages for the week that are in excess of $20 or 20 percent of the WBA, whichever is greater.

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