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Question What employment do I need in order to qualify for unemployment benefits?

Answer Generally, to qualify for benefits:
1.You must have worked and been paid wages for employment in at least two calendar quarters in your base period;

AND

You must have been paid at least $1600 in wages in one of the calendar quarters in your base period;

AND

The total wages paid you in your base period must be one and a half times your high quarter wages. All claims are determined on a case-by case basis.

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Unemployment Insurance Information for Claimants

Unemployment Insurance Information for Claimants
URL: http://www.labor.state.ny.us/working_ny/unemployment_insurance/claimant/genqa.htm#whatineed

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