Unemployment Insurance Benefits Estimator

The Unemployment Benefits Estimator is a quick reference for determining your approximate potential benefit amounts if you were to file your claim this week.  These results are an approximation presented for illustration purposes only. This estimate is not a guarantee of benefits.

To be as accurate as possible, you may want to refer to pay stub(s) and/or Form W-2(s) you have received from your employer(s). If you refer to a Form W-2, you will need to convert your gross pay from a yearly total into quarterly amounts based on when you were paid. 

You must have worked for a liable employer under the North Dakota Unemployment Insurance program. Not all employers are considered liable or covered employers. Liable employers are required to pay unemployment insurance taxes on the wages they pay out.

If you worked in any other state, make sure you are combining the wages from each state you worked with your North Dakota wages for each quarter.

This estimate is based on the amounts you are providing and may differ from your actual benefit amount.  This is merely an approximation presented for illustration purposes only. This estimate is not a guarantee of benefits.

 

The Weekly Benefit Amount and the total number of weeks you may receive benefits for are based on wages earned from liable employment during the Base Period.

 

The approximate weekly benefit amount will be the total of your highest two and one-half quarters of base period earnings divided by 65.

 

The total number of weeks you can receive benefits ranges from 12 to 26 weeks. This duration is calculated by dividing the total number of wages in your base period by your highest quarter.

 

The maximum and the minimum benefit amounts are determined by law and are subject to change each July. You can review the  Unemployment Benefit Chart  here.