Filing an Unemployment Claim - Utah
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You must be unemployed through no fault of your own, and you must have earned sufficient wages in your base period (the first 4 of the last 5 completed calendar quarters before the week in which you file your application for benefits, or alternatively the last 4 quarters). Also, you must be able and available for full-time work.
The highest quarter during your base period divided by 26 determines the benefit amount you will receive per week of unemployment, up to a maximum of $496.
If you are eligible for benefits, the number of weeks of regular benefits you may receive will range from 10 to 26.
You must file weekly claims online, be able to work, and be available for work. Utah suggests that you should contact four employers each week to be actively seeking work, and if you fail to contact this number of employers, you may be denied benefits for that week. You must keep a record of your work search contacts, and forms to help you with this can be found in the Claimant Handbook. Also, you are required to complete all ten steps of the work registration for job placement assistance with the Department of Workforce Services. Finally, you must accept suitable work, and report any wages made.