Residents of the great state of Kentucky have the right to apply for unemployment benefits if the need arises. You may be wondering, however, what the proper way to go about that is. We are here to help! In the article below, we are going to explain to you how you can do exactly that!
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1. In the state of Kentucky, you must have earned an amount totaling at least $1,500 in one quarter in your base period. You must also have earned at least a total of $1,500 over the other three base period quarters. Multiply the earnings in your highest earning quarter in your base period by 1.5. Your total base period earnings must be at least that.
2. The unemployment amounts that you are eligible for range from between $39 per week to $552 per week in Kentucky. You multiply your total base period earnings by 1.1923% to get your total base period earnings. This will tell you the amount you are eligible for.
3. If you cannot locate new employment, you will receive at least 15 weeks of unemployment benefits in the state of Kentucky.
4. In Kentucky, the law states that you must have lost your job for a reason that was not your fault. This means that, unfortunately, if you lost your job because of tardiness or failing a drug test, you are not eligible for benefits in the state of Kentucky.
5. If you would like to apply for unemployment benefits in the state of Kentucky, please be certain to put together this list of important information: the specific reason you lost your job, your email, your phone number, your social security number, home address, your driver's license number or your identification number, and an alien ID number or registration number (non-US citizens), your personal checking or your savings account information if you would like to be paid through a direct deposit, your most recent salary or wage information, DD #214 Form (if you were in the military within the last 2 years), severance pay you may have received (if applicable), complete employment/job history for the last 18 months, the address where you get your mail currently, and your prior employer's phone number.
6. After you have collected the above list of relevant information, you will be able to apply on the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training's website directly.
7. If you are denied unemployment benefits, you have the right to file an appeal. You can file your appeal in writing within 15 days of the date that's on the denial letter you received from the state of Kentucky.
8. Please click here to speak with a human at the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training directly to get additional help applying for your unemployment benefits. We have put together a dedicated support page just for you.
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