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UIPP 2015.11: New Minimum Base Period Wage Requirement for Claims

Jennifer Lavin, Director, UI Policy & Performance

For claims effective on and after Sunday, January 3, 2016, the new minimum base period wage requirement for Unemployment Insurance eligibility is $3,900.  The current minimum base period wage requirement is $3,500.  Chapter 151A, §24(a) requires the minimum base period wage requirement for establishing an unemployment insurance claim to be increased annually proportionate to any increases which have occurred in the state minimum wage during the previous calendar year and rounded down to the nearest hundred dollars. 

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