Unemployment: Maximum benefits for NYS in 2022

Many Americans collect unemployment benefits, but what they get depends on what they made while working.

unemployment benefits application

People who lose their job and it wasn’t their fault often collect unemployment benefits.

The most they can expect is $504 per week.

What you get is decided on by looking at your base period.

The minimum unemployment benefits are $116 per week.


New employment shows a steadying job market

Who can get unemployment benefits in New York?

There is criteria you must meet before claiming benefits.

This includes

  • actively looking for employment and being ready, willing and able to work
  • paid into this kind of insurance
  • made a minimum of $2,900 in one calendar quarter
  • total wages cannot be less than 1.5 times your earnings in your high quarter