Iowa Unemployment Benefits Information

How Much Are You Eligible to Receive on Your Unemployment Benefits Claim


In the state of Iowa, you can receive up to $431 per week in unemployment benefits. 
The amount you receive each week will be based on the amount of money you earned when you were employed, since the purpose of Unemployment Insurance is to replace your usual form of income. 

For unemployed residents in Iowa without dependents, your weekly benefits will be the amount you earned in your highest paid quarter of the base period divided by 23.

The minimum amount of weekly benefits insurance in Iowa is $62 per week, with the maximum falling in at $431 per week. If you have dependents you are eligible to receive a higher weekly payment. The additional amount is determined based on your wages in the highest paid quarter of the base period. If you have one dependent your base period is divided by 22, if you have two dependents the same period is divided by 21. For those who have three dependents the base period will be divided by 20, and for four dependents your high quarter wages will be divided by 19. 

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