You must have worked during at least one quarter of the base period in order to qualify for unemployment insurance.
Delaware does not offer an extended base period; however, an alternate base period is available. The alternate base period uses the last four completed calendar quarters of the base period.
In Delaware an employer or employing unit is covered under unemployment insurance if it paid at least $1,500 in wages during any calendar quarter in the current or previous calendar year. Further, an employer/employing unit is also covered under unemployment insurance if it paid wages to at least one employee and employed said worker at least one day per week during the 20 weeks of the current or previous calendar year.