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.

Unemployment - Employers

  1. What is a benefit claim?
  2. How is eligibility determined?
  3. How much can claimants receive?
  4. When and for how long can benefits be claimed?
  5. Will the employer be notified when a claim is filed?
  6. How can the employer protest the claim?
  7. What happens after an employer files a protest?
  8. Can an employer appeal a deputy’s determination?
  9. What penalties can be assessed against employers?
  10. What is a Mass Claim?
  11. What is the Shared Work Program?
  12. How can I request a work search waiver (recall date) for my employees who will be laid off on a temporary basis?
  13. What is the taxable wage base?
  14. How do I figure excess wages?
  15. Do I use the wages paid by the previous owner of my business when figuring excess wages?
  16. When are the Missouri Quarterly Contribution and Wage Reports mailed?
  17. Where should I mail my Missouri Quarterly CW Report?
  18. Whom should I contact for information on reporting wages by magnetic media?
  19. How should I report a probationary worker?
  20. Do I have to report family members?
  21. Is a cafeteria plan reportable and taxable?
  22. I didn′t pay wages this quarter. Do I have to file a Quarterly CW Report anyway?
  23. How do I adjust wages that I reported previously?
  24. How do I report workers who work in more than one state?
  25. Do I have to pay Missouri unemployment tax?
  26. How do I get set up to pay state unemployment tax?
  27. What will my tax rate be?
  28. Now that I have employees, what other agencies should I contact?
  29. Where can I get a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)?
  30. What are the requirements for federal unemployment tax?
  31. Is Missouri a "credit reduction state"?
  32. How can I reduce my tax rate?

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