Question :
How long can I get Unemployment Insurance?
 
Answer :
You can draw up to a maximum of 26 weeks, if you have sufficient wage credits and are otherwise eligible. The exception to this is if your last employer permanently closed the location where you worked. Then you may be able to collect benefits up to 39 weeks. In all cases, the amount you can draw depends on your earnings during approximately the last 18 months (this is called your base period). Not everyone qualifies for the maximum number of weeks. During an extended benefit period, the business closing payments may be replaced with extended benefit weeks

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