Employment Law -- Employee

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How Much Compensation Will I Receive?

After filing your claim, you will receive a Wage Transcript and Monetary Determination. This form shows: all employers that our records show you worked for in Georgia during your base period; the wages you were paid during each quarter; your weekly benefit amount; the duration of your claim (the number of weeks payable); and if you are not eligible monetarily, the reason(s) why.

Your weekly benefit amount (up to the current weekly maximum amount) is computed by dividing the two highest quarter wages paid to you in your base period by 48. The minimum benefit is $40 and maximum is $295 per week.

The maximum number of weeks for any claim is 26. The minimum number of weeks is eight. The actual number of weeks established for your claim depends on your earnings in your base period.