How to Calculate Alaska Unemployment
Unemployment insurance is provided by states to qualified workers who find themselves out of work through no fault of their own. The amount of your unemployment benefits will vary, depending on the state you live in and the amount of money you were earning until you became unemployed. In 2012, the unemployment rate has hovered between 7 percent and 8 percent, just below the United States average of 8 percent. If you are unemployed and eligible for unemployment benefits, you should file immediately. Calculate Alaska unemployment benefits by determining your wages in the periods before your unemployment and filing for benefits with the state's Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Make sure you are eligible to collect Alaska unemployment benefits.
- Check whether your employer was subject to unemployment insurance laws. If so, you participated in "covered employment." If you worked as a contract or seasonal employee, you might not have been covered. If your employer is registered with the Alaska Department of Labor, you are likely covered.
- Do some simple math to ensure you earned at least ,500 in the last 2 quarters (6 months) of your regular working period.
- Remain available and willing to to seek and accept full time work. This is a requirement for your unemployment eligibility to continue week by week.
Prepare to earn between and 0 per week in unemployment benefits.This is the 2012 range for the state of Alaska.
Expect to get the maximum of 0 per week if you earned more than ,750.00 in the last 4 quarters that you worked.Senate Bill 120 ensurers earners at or beyond that salary level will get the full unemployment benefit.
- Find out if you are eligible for any additional unemployment benefits. If you have dependant children living with you, you may be entitled to an additional per week, per child. The maximum weekly addition is , for 3 children under 18 years of age.
Use an unemployment calculator to determine your benefits.You can find this on the DOLWD site (www.labor.alaska.gov) or on a private nonprofit site such as Unemployment-Benefits.org.
- Enter the amount of wages you earned for each quarter of the last year. Next to each quarter, choose a rounded amount from the drop-down box. For example, if you earned ,004 from July 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011, enter ,000.
Contact the DOLWD if you are unable to get a precise benefit amount.The office can be reached at (907) 465-5552.
Fill out an application for unemployment benefits.Alaska uses a system called ALEXsys. Once you fill out your application online or over the phone, you will receive a monetary determination by mail.
- Provide your identifying information such as name, date of birth and social security number as well as the name of your employer and dates of employment.
- Answer questions about your reason for leaving and the amount of money you earned in your last week at work.
Expect to collect your unemployment benefits from 16 to 52 weeks.Extended benefits may also be available during times of high unemployment in Alaska.
Budget to receive your unemployment benefits biweekly.Whether you receive per week or 0, you will receive a debit card that is directly deposited every two weeks.
QuestionHow can I access money in my account?Community AnswerYou can use mobile banking or online banking if you like. Just enter the account details and sign up securely, keeping your account details and passwords safe. Use one time password (OTP) if you like. On a PC, use the private mode or clear your browsing data as you log out.Thanks!
QuestionWhen can I file for unemployment?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerRight away. You don't have to wait to get the process in motion. Contact them as soon as you want.Thanks!
QuestionAm I eligible for unemployment?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIf you were terminated for poor performance, then no, but you can appeal. As long as you have been working for a while and have been let go without it being your fault, then you are eligible.Thanks!
Can retirees receive unemployment benefits?
- Remember to apply for unemployment as soon as you are out of work. Unemployment is not paid retroactively in Alaska, and if you file right away you can probably begin to collect the following week.
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