How Long Do I Have to Work For to Collect Unemployment in Indiana?

Indiana requires you to have earned a minimum of $2,500 in the last two quarters of the base period. Further, you must also have earned at least 1.5 times your HQW in the entire base period. The absolute minimum earnings required for the base period is $4,200.

Indiana does not offer an alternate base period; however, an extended base period is available to those who qualify. To qualify for the EBP, you must have been injured/disabled while working. If so, your base period may be extended up to four quarters before the day you became unable to work.

In Indiana 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.

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