Q.How much will Unemployment Pay Me?
A.In California, the minimum benefit amount is $40 per week and the maximum benefit amount is $450 per week. To receive at least $40 per week, you must have earned a minimum of $1,300 in a single quarter in the Base Period (first four of the last five quarters from the time you file a new claim) or earned at least $900 in the highest quarter of the base period and a total base period earnings of 1.25 times the highest quarter earnings. A quarter is 3 months.
To receive the maximum benefit amount of $450 per week, you must have earned at least $11,674 in a single quarter in the Base Period.
|If the claim begins in:
||Base Period is the prior 12 months ending the last day of: