Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Compensation

Each and every state’s UI laws may differ but they are basically very similar. All states must conform to basic principles set forth by federal regulation.

Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Compensation
The maximum Unemployment benefits payable to any unemployed claimer would be equal to whichever is lesser than:
Twenty six times of his/her weekly benefit rate or
One-third of a claimant base-period wages excluding that no worker's maximum amount shall be less than fifteen times his weekly benefit rate.  To know more about this check out our Kentucky Unemployment Insurance guide.

While Filing Initial Claim
To ensure smooth process of claiming the Unemployment Benefit you need to be ready with all the below mentioned check list details for your reference:
  •          Your name, social security number, addresses and telephone number.
  •         In case if you are claiming file for dependents then you need to have their names, birth dates and social security numbers.
  •          Complete payroll address, reason for separation for each employer you worked for last 18 months before filing the claims.
Process to file Unemployment Compensation in Kentucky
You can process the Kentucky Unemployment Compensation via Internet or through telephone by calling 866-291-2926.
For claiming the check you may contact during week from Sunday to Friday.
You need to consider the last number of your Social Security Number so as to reach Kentucky Unemployment Claims:
  • 0, 1, you can file your claim or request benefits on Monday
  • 2, 3, 4, 5 you can file your claim or request benefits on Tuesday
  • 6, 7, 8, 9 you can file your claim or request benefits on Wednesday
·         Hours for requesting benefits are Sunday 10am-9pm and Monday-Friday 7am-7pm.

Current Kentucky’s UI benefit rate range
As per the Kentucky’s current Unemployment Insurance, benefit rate ranges from $39.00 minimum to $415.00 maximum per week.
UI UI tax rate figured process in Kentucky
While calculating the UI tax rate there are many variables to consider. Let us look into them in detail. The amount of taxes paid into a reserve account for each employer is deducted with the amount of benefits paid. On the other hand tax rate are not calculated completely on the reserve account balance but also compares the amount of balance to the amount of the total taxable wages that is reported by the employer during the base period. To have a good idea about unemployment check out our  Filing Unemployment  guide.
As a result of recent modification in the unemployment insurance law, it is essential to serve your first week of claiming period as waiting period for every benefit year. Remember waiting week will be considered as your first week payable of benefits. You will appeal for two weeks benefits. The amount of your first check will be declared for the only one week and the maximum amount will not vary.  


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