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

Kansas requires you to have worked during at least two quarters of the base period in order to qualify for unemployment insurance. You also must have a minimum total base period earnings of 30 times the WBA. The WBA is computed by taking 4.25% of the HQW. The minimum WBA is $118. This causes the minimum HQW to be $2,753 with a minimum total base period earnings of $3,510.

Therefore, to qualify for unemployment insurance in Kansas, you must have worked during at least two quarters of the base period. You must have earned at least $2,573 in a single quarter. Finally,

your total base period earnings must have been at least $3,510 to qualify for unemployment insurance.

Kansas does not offer an alternate base period; however, an extended base period is available to those who were injured/disabled while working. If so, the base period is extended to the last four completed calendar quarters preceding the date of the injury/disability.

In Kansas 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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