Current Minimum and Maximum Benefit Amounts in Georgia
In Georgia, the minimum benefit is $44 per week, and the maximum benefit is $330 per week. To make sure these amounts are still current when you apply for benefits, contact the Georgia Department of Labor.
Each state determines how much it will pay in unemployment benefits. Generally, the weekly benefit amount is some fraction or percentage of your earnings in the base period or your highest paid quarter of the base period.
Your weekly benefit in Georgia will usually be the amount you earned in the two highest paid quarters of the base period divided by 42. (If your earnings in the entire base period are not at least 150% of your earnings in the highest paid quarter, then your weekly benefit will be the amount you earned in the highest paid quarter divided by 21.)
Each state also sets a minimum and maximum weekly benefit amount. You may not receive less than the minimum, nor more than the maximum, no matter what the state's formula for calculating benefits would otherwise dictate. These amounts are often based on a number that changes from time to time, such as the state's minimum wage or the state's average wage.
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