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. 

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 ($/week)
  • HW is the wages of the highest quarter of the base period ($) 

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

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

WBR = HW / 26 = ?