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Alabama Unemployment Benefits Information

We are an online resource to help answer your questions, check eligibility and assist in applying for Unemployment. You will also be advised if you qualify for additional benefit programs and receive our benefit guide.

Unemployment Benefits in Alabama

 

Because federal unemployment benefits are actually handled on a state-by-state basis, the calculation for benefits is unique in Alabama when compared to everywhere else. Generally, the amount of benefits you will receive each week is based on your earnings when you were employed. In Alabama, your weekly unemployment benefit amount is 1/26th of your average quarterly earnings in the two quarters of the base period in which you were paid the most. 

Alabama state law sets the maximum weekly benefit amount at $265, while the minimum weekly amount is $45. If you get a new job that pays more than you are receiving in unemployment benefits, you will no longer be eligible to receive such benefits. However, if you simply work odd jobs and only make small amounts of income, you should be eligible to continue receiving unemployment benefits and possibly, if applicable, an Alabama unemployment benefits extension.