Enter the wages of the highest quarter of the base period ($) into the Weekly Benefit Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Weekly Benefit Rate.

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## Weekly Benefit Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Weekly Benefit Rate.

WBR = HW / 26

- Where WBR is the Weekly Benefit Rate ($/week)
- HW is the wages of the highest quarter of the base period ($)

To calculate the weekly benefit rate, divide the wages of the highest quarter by 26.

## How to Calculate Weekly Benefit Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Weekly Benefit Rate.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the wages of the highest quarter of the base period ($).
- The wages of the highest quarter of the base period ($) is given as: 30,000.

- Finally, calculate the Weekly Benefit Rate using the equation above:

WBR = HW / 26

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

WBR = 30,000 / 26 = 1153.84 ($/week)

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

wages of the highest quarter of the base period ($) = 50,000

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

WBR = HW / 26** = ?**