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Wisconsin Unemployment Rates 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.

How Much Can I Receive if I File an Unemployment Claim in Wisconsin

The amount of money a person will be entitled to in Wisconsin will be based on several different facets of information from their previous work situation. After all, there is no way to receive unemployment benefits if you are unemployed. To be unemployed, you must have previously been employed. Seems simple enough, yes?

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development website, “The weekly amount of unemployment benefits you are paid when you have no wages or other income during the week. It is 4percent of the total high quarter wages from all covered employment. The maximum and minimum benefit rates are determined by UI law. The minimum WBR is $54, requiring high quarter earnings of $1,350; and the maximum WBR is $370, requiring high quarter earnings of $9,250.” This amount is evaluated each year.

To learn more about your eligibility, as well as how these numbers are calculated for each person, please visit the following website for more detailed information: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/. This website will help you figure out your benefit entitlement. There is even a weekly benefit calendar located here: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/.

To start the application process and find out exactly how much you qualify for, it is best to start the online application available here: https://my.unemployment.wisconsin.gov/. However, if you feel more comfortable speaking to a live person, then you may want to reach out to one of the helplines located here: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/. If you are unsure of what number to call, their toll-free number at 1-800-822-5246 will be your best avenue to better understand your unemployment benefits.