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Old 08-19-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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Hey, im in that same situation. I became unemployed in Aug of 08, I was able to get 26 weeks or UI and then qualified for tier one and while just getting onto tier 2. my benifit year will expire in 2 weeks, However, I did work and had made like 30,000 from Feb 08 to Aug 08 when I was laid off, Guess I will refile like you and see what happens

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Old 08-22-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Hello, I have an interesting situation that maybe someone can clarify on. Thanks to all the good responses on here and wish everyone the best of luck! I became unemployed in June of 2008. I was eligible for UI benefits for 26 weeks. These ran out and I got the Tier 1 20 week EUC extension. AFter this, I automatically got the Tier 2 13 week extension. While on Tier 2, my benefit year expired and I had to file a new claim. I was eligible and was back on UI benefits. They used the base period of 2008. So I have wages of $18K in the 1st quarter and $18K in the 2nd quarter and no wages in the 3rd or 4th quarter? Will I be eligible to get back on EUC? I am going back to school part time in August to obtain my MBA and just trying to figure out when my unemployment will run out for sure. Thank you.
Yes, monetarily you should qualify for the extension(s). Your high quarter wages of $18K means you'd have to have at least $27K total wages in your base period to qualify for any extensions. Given your example, you have $36K in your base period.

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Old 08-22-2009, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Hey, im in that same situation. I became unemployed in Aug of 08, I was able to get 26 weeks or UI and then qualified for tier one and while just getting onto tier 2. my benifit year will expire in 2 weeks, However, I did work and had made like 30,000 from Feb 08 to Aug 08 when I was laid off, Guess I will refile like you and see what happens
To qualify to file a new claim, you must have wages of at least $4,550 spanning at least two quarters of the base period. You likely have that amount, as you've indicated you earned $30,000. The base period right now is the last three quarters of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009, so your Feb and March 2008 wages cannot be used as they're outside of the current base period.

To qualify for extensions, your total base period wages must equal 1-1/2 (one and one half) times the high quarter of wages in the base period. In other words, if your high quarter in the base period is $10,000, then you'd have to have a total of at least $15,000 in the base period to qualify for an extension.

Having $30,000 in the base period does not automatically qualify you for an extension. It depends how it's been earned in the base period. If the wages in each of the quarters of the base period are pretty even then you're more likely to qualify for an extension. But if you have one really high quarter and one or more really low quarters, you wouldn't qualify for an extension. Examples:

Q2: $25,000
Q3: $5,000

Would not qualify in example above. Total base period wages would need to be at least $37,500 (1.5 times the high quarter of $25,000). In this example, your total base period wages are only $30,000.

Q2: $18,000
Q3: $12,000

Would qualify in example above. Total base period wages would need to be at least $27,000 (1.5 times the high quarter of $18,000). In this example your total base period wages are $30,000.

You'll be working with just two quarters since your Feb and March wages cannot be counted. So it just depends on what's in your two quarters (Apr/May/Jun and Jul/Aug) whether or not you'll qualify for any extensions. If the wages are pretty even, chances are good you'll qualify. If you have one really high quarter and one really low quarter, it won't work for an extension.
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:55 PM
 
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Default new claim filed

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Hey, im in that same situation. I became unemployed in Aug of 08, I was able to get 26 weeks or UI and then qualified for tier one and while just getting onto tier 2. my benifit year will expire in 2 weeks, However, I did work and had made like 30,000 from Feb 08 to Aug 08 when I was laid off, Guess I will refile like you and see what happens
Well on today, my benifit year came to an end, my new quarter started from 4-1-08 til 3-31-09, Great news. In that time frame, i worked from 4-1-08 til 8-31008 and made like 25,000 with in those 5 months, qualified for 15 more weeks. and the great thing is, still was able to draw the maximum, that will take me to December, (in the event I don't find a job) 28th, having my reg. claim end before Dec 31, wonder will I still get those Euc benifits all over again, anyone have. please let me know, thanks
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Pissed off-I was told it takes 10 to 12 weeks now to get any unemployment payments.
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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this will be the 4th week this coming up one that ive been waiting for my card...and i have all of 3$ left
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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hey, Im getting laid off in October because of a company buy out. I'm in NC and just looking for info on how much to expect on unemployement. Thanks for any info!!
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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hey, Im getting laid off in October because of a company buy out. I'm in NC and just looking for info on how much to expect on unemployement. Thanks for any info!!
In order to qualify to file for UI in NC, you must have wages in NC in the current base period, which is 2Q2008, 3Q2008, 4Q2008 and 1Q2009. The wages in the base period must total at least $4,550, spanning at least two of the four quarters in the base period.

In order to get your weekly benefit amount, divide your high quarter base period wages by 26.

Regular UI (not counting any extensions) is payable for a minimum of 13 weeks and a maximum of 26 weeks. In order to determine how long your initial UI will be for, add up your total base period wages, then divide that number by the high quarter in the base period, then multiply that sum by 8.66. The result will be the number of weeks you should receive regular UI. Any number less than 13 will still get the minimum 13 weeks, and any number more than 26 will still just get the maximum of 26 weeks.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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JDLJR,
I have been Rifed from a NC gov. position and have been told that in October
the law changes and allows unemployment benefits while drawing severance.
Have you heard of this?
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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JDLJR,
I have been Rifed from a NC gov. position and have been told that in October
the law changes and allows unemployment benefits while drawing severance.
Have you heard of this?
No, I haven't heard this. I'm not saying it's not true, but severance is like wages. You're being paid for a period of time (weeks or months) that you are not going to be working. If you were to also receive UI for those weeks, you'd be "double-dipping", or being paid twice for that period of time. However, maybe they are reconsidering the rules.

Hey, sometimes we find stuff out the same time the general public does...on the news.
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