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2002 UI and TDI Quick Reference (Archived)
Effective July 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002
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UNEMPLOYMENT
INSURANCE

TEMPORARY
DISABILITY
INSURANCE

TAXABLE WAGE BASE

$12,000

$44,000

TAX SCHEDULES/TAX RATES         Schedule I:

1.90% to 10.0%

1.5%
Deducted
from
Employee's
Wages

Employment Security

1.66% to 9.76%

Job Development Assessment (JDA)

0.21%

ES Reemployment Fund Assessment

0.03%

NEW EMPLOYER RATE

1.62% 
(+0.21% JDA+ 0.03% ES)

NONE (Employee Tax)

EMPLOYEE WAGE DEDUCTION

NONE (employer payroll tax)

1.5% of first $44,000 earned

WAITING PERIOD

7 days

7 days (paid retroactively if customer out for 28 consecutive days or more)

BASE PERIOD

The first four of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to claim; or last 4 completed quarters if needed to meet minimum earnings requirement.

ELIGIBILITY - MONETARY
Based on a Minimum Wage of $6.15/hour.

$7,380 in base period wages; or $1,230 in one of the base period quarters and total base period wages of at least 1.5 times the highest quarter earnings, and total base period earnings of at least $2,460.

ELIGIBILITY - NONMONETARY

Worked for a subject employer and unemployed through no fault.

Worked for a subject employer and have medically certified disability.

WEEKLY BENEFIT RATE

4.62% of total high quarter wages in base period.

MIN. WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT

$56 per week

$57 per week

MAX. WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT

$427 per week

$543 per week

DEPENDENT'S ALLOWANCE

Greater of $10 or 5% of weekly benefit rate 
(up to 5 deps.)

Greater of $10 or 7% of weekly benefit rate 
(up to 5 deps.)

MAX. WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT WITH MAX. 5 DEPENDENTS

$533 per week

$733 per week

MAXIMUM DURATION

26 weeks

30 weeks

REASONS FOR DENIAL OF BENEFITS

Quit without good cause; fired for misconduct; refusal of suitable work; labor dispute (except lock-out); insufficient earnings in base period.

No medical certification; insufficient earnings in the base period. Receipt of unemployment or workers' compensation benefits.

BENEFIT APPLICATIONS

Call (401) 243-9100 to file.

Call (401) 462-8420 for application

 

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Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
Labor Market Information
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920-4407

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