• HW is the wages of the highest quarter of the base period ($) ## How to Calculate Weekly Benefit Rate? The following example problems outline how to calculate Weekly Benefit Rate. Example Problem #1: 1. First, determine the wages of the highest quarter of the base period ($).
• The wages of the highest quarter of the base period ($) is given as: 30,000. 2. Finally, calculate the Weekly Benefit Rate using the equation above: WBR = HW / 26 The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed. WBR = 30,000 / 26 = 1153.84 ($/week)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

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