Maximum Weekly Amount: $370
Dollars per hour: Approx $7/hr
Maximum Weeks: 26
In Alaska, unemployment benefits can be obtained for twelve months. Filing for unemployment, welfare, and compensation benefits in Alaska can be a complicated process.
To be eligible for these benefits, one must meet the requirements stated by the state unemployment office which are:
- Actively looking for new employment
- Previous gross income must have been minimum $2500 per last six months of base period
When to Apply: You should apply immediately upon becoming unemployed. Alaska’s benefits are not paid retroactively.
The best way to apply is to go to the MyAlaska website here and click “Unemployment Insurance Benefits”. You will be asked to create your MyAlaska account which you must do.
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