When and for how long can benefits be claimed?

When a worker files a new claim and was paid sufficient wages to qualify for unemployment benefits, an effective date of the claim is established as the Sunday of the week in which the claim was filed. This effective date also establishes the claimant’s benefit year as the one-year period following that effective date. Thirteen weeks of benefits is the maximum allowed during a benefit year. The claimant can file for unemployment benefits until the MBA is exhausted during the benefit year. 

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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