If you’re unemployed in Kansas, you may be wondering how much you’ll receive in unemployment benefits. Here’s what you need to know.
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The Kansas unemployment rate is currently 4.2%, which is higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.9%. The maximum amount that you can receive in Kansas unemployment benefits is $474 per week, which is lower than the national maximum amount of $546 per week.
How Much Does Kansas Unemployment Pay?
Kansas unemployment pays eligible claimants a maximum of $474 per week. claimants may receive payments for up to 26 weeks. The amount of your unemployment benefit is based on your past earnings. You must have worked at least 20 weeks during the base period, and your earnings during that time must have been at least $1,600.
The Base Amount
The base amount of Kansas unemployment is determined by your high quarter earnings during the base period. If you worked two jobs during the base period, your high quarter is the one where you earned the most money. The base amount is one-fourth of your high quarter earnings, up to a maximum of $490.
The Additional Amount
In Kansas, the unemployment compensation program is administered by the Department of Labor. The amount of money that you can receive from unemployment benefits will vary depending on your previous earnings and your current situation.
The base amount that you can receive from unemployment benefits is 26 times your weekly benefit amount. In addition to this, you may also be eligible for an additional amount if you have dependents. The additional amount is $15 per dependent, up to a maximum of five dependents.
How Your Benefit Amount Is Determined
Kansas unemployment benefits are determined by your base period, which is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters before you filed your initial claim. Your base period earnings are used to calculate your allowable benefit amount, which is equal to half of your average quarterly earnings during your base period, up to a maximum of $474 per week.
How To Receive Your Unemployment Benefits
Unemployed workers in Kansas can receive up to $488 per week in unemployment benefits. The amount of your benefit will depend on your past earnings. You can file for unemployment online or by calling the Kansas Department of Labor.
Applying for Unemployment Benefits
To apply for unemployment benefits, you can:
-Apply online at the Kansas Department of Labor website.
-Call the Kansas Unemployment Contact Center at (785) 291-3171 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except state holidays).
-Come into a local KansasWorks office and file your claim in person. A list of local offices can be found on the Kansas Department of Labor website.
Maintaining Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits
To continue receiving unemployment benefits, you must:
-Be able and available for work, and actively looking for work
-Report any income you earn (you will still receive partial benefits for any week in which you are unemployed and looking for work)
-Report any changes in your personal information, including address, phone number, and email
-Participate in reemployment services, if referred
If you do not meet these requirements, your benefits may be delayed or discontinued.
What If You Disagree With The Decision About Your Unemployment Benefits?
Kansas unemployment benefits are paid to eligible claimants who are able to work, are available for work, and are actively seeking work. The amount of your benefit is based on your past earnings, and you can receive benefits for up to 26 weeks. If you disagree with the decision about your unemployment benefits, you have the right to file an appeal.
Appealing the Decision
If you disagree with the decision about your unemployment benefits, you can file an appeal. You must file your appeal within 15 days of the date on the determination notice.
To file an appeal, you will need to complete an Appeal Request form, which is available online or from your local office. Once you have completed the form, you will need to submit it to your local office.
You will also need to provide any supporting documentation that you have to substantiate your appeal. Once your appeal has been received, a hearing will be scheduled.
At the hearing, both you and the employer will have an opportunity to present your case and any evidence that you have to support your position. A determination will be made based on the evidence presented at the hearing.
If you disagree with the decision made at the hearing, you can file a Motion for Reconsideration within 15 days of the date on the notice of determination.
Requesting a Reconsideration
If you disagree with the determination made on your unemployment claim, you may request a reconsideration of the decision. You must make your request within 15 calendar days from the date you receive the determination. Your request can be made:
-By contacting your nearest Unemployment Office
When making your request, you will need to provide:
-The reason you are requesting a reconsideration
-Your Social Security number
-The Employer Account Number (EAN) of your last employer, if known. The EAN is a unique nine-digit identifier assigned by the Department of Labor to every business registered to pay unemployment taxes.
You will be notified in writing of the decision on your reconsideration.
In conclusion, Kansas unemployment pays a maximum of $474 per week. The amount you receive each week will be based on your previous earnings. You can expect to receive your first unemployment check four to six weeks after you file your initial claim.