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Kentucky 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.

How Much Federal Unemployment Benefits Can Kentucky Residents Receive? 


The amount an applicant is eligible to claim on unemployment varies from state to state, but almost all benefits are based directly upon the amount of money the applicant at their last employment. The state of Kentucky checks recent work history during a one year “base period” in order to determine the eligibility and amount an applicant can claim from unemployment benefits. In order to qualify, an applicant must have earned a minimum of $750 in one quarter of the base period. UI applicants must also have earned at least $750 outside of their highest paid quarter within that base period.  The wages that an applicant received in the last two quarters of the base period must be at least eight times the weekly benefit amount.