How much can claimants receive?

The claimant′ WBA is calculated at 4 percent of the average of the two highest quarterly wages in the base period, not to exceed $320. All weekly benefits are rounded down to an even dollar.

The MBA is computed at one-third of the wage credits in the base period or 20 times the WBA, whichever is less. Wage credits used in each quarter to calculate the MBA are limited to a maximum of $8,320 (26 x $320 = $8,320).

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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