Kansas Unemployment Eligibility

This page provides general guidelines on how to apply for Kansas unemployment benefits. View the unemployment eligibility requirements, the process to file for unemployment in Kansas, how long your benefits last and how to calculate unemployment rate. If you filed your claim and it was disqualified, denied Kansas unemployment. You can apply for Kansas unemployment online at https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Default2.asp.

File For Kansas Unemployment Online

Go to https://www.uibenefits.dol.ks.gov/ to file an application for the first time for unemployment benefits if:

The information requested in this unemployment insurance application is required by law. There are penalties for making false statements in order to receive benefits not due to you. We use the information you provide to determine if you are eligible to receive benefits

Note: your information will be made available to our employees to process your application. Remember, only the claimant is authorized to use this system. Allowing someone else to file a claim is fraud on the part of the claimant and the person filing. The law provides penalties for making false statements or withholding material information in order to obtain benefits not due you. This includes penalties for perjury about citizenship status. https://www.uibenefits.dol.ks.gov/

Calculating Kansas unemployment benefits

Payments for unemployment benefits can vary from state to state, but calculating how much you will receive is simple enough to figure out for yourself. Most states determine weekly benefits using the base period quarter in which wages are highest, called the High-Quarter Method. The remaining states might use multiple methods based off the Annual-Wage Method to the Average-Weekly-Wage Formula. Because the High-Quarter Method is the most common method of computing benefits, you may be able to use this to help you determine your unemployment benefits.

How can I estimate my unemployment benefit amount

The period that the wage earner worked closes to full time is called the high quarter. This is the period in which wages were the highest. Take the amount earned during that quarter and divide by 13, which is the number of weeks in a calendar quarter. The state determines the percentage of that wage that will be replaced. The weekly wage is divided and the weekly benefit is calculated based on the weekly wage. Depending on the state you live in, the benefit amount may replace one half of the average weekly earnings.

How long do Kansas unemployment benefits last

After the unemployment benefits have been calculated, your state will determine the duration of benefits. Several states establish uniform durations of 26 weeks for all workers who meet qualifying wage requirements, while other states have the flexibility to assign benefits lasting anywhere from 26 to 30 weeks.