Benefit Calculation - Disability During Unemployment
Weekly Benefit Rate
Your weekly benefit amount is 60% of your average weekly wage earned during your base period. For a disability that begins in 2014, the maximum weekly benefit rate is $636. Not everyone receives the maximum weekly benefit amount. If your weekly benefit rate is less than $636, your benefits might be increased if you have unemployed dependents. You will receive instructions on how to qualify for these dependency benefits once your claim has been filed.
For a disability that begins in 2015, the maximum weekly benefit rate is $646.
Maximum Benefit Amount
You are entitled to one (1) week of potential benefits for each base week in your base year period during which you worked in covered employment, subject to a maximum of 26 weeks. As of 1-1-15, a base week is a week with earnings of at least $165.
If you have an unemployment insurance claim and become disabled while unemployed during the benefit year (a benefit year is one year minus two days period beginning from the date of the claim.), you may be paid Disability During Unemployment benefits against that claim. In general you will receive the same weekly benefit rate as you were receiving on your unemployment insurance claim. The maximum that you can collect in unemployment insurance and Disability During Unemployment combined is one and one-half times the maximum benefit amount on your claim. If you do not have a current unemployment insurance claim, the filing of a valid Disability During Unemployment claim will start a benefit year for you.