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