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2006 UI and TDI Quick Reference (Archived)
Effective March 1, 2006 - June 30, 2006
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UNEMPLOYMENT
INSURANCE

TEMPORARY DISABILITY
INSURANCE

TAXABLE WAGE BASE

$16,000

$50,600

TAX SCHEDULES/TAX RATES- Schedule I:

1.90% to 10.0%

1.4%
Deducted from
Employee's Wages

Employment Security

1.69% to 9.79%

Job Development Assessment (JDA)

0.21%

NEW EMPLOYER RATE

2.34% (+0.21%JDA)

NONE (Employee Tax)

EMPLOYEE WAGE DEDUCTION

NONE (employer payroll tax)

1.4% of first $50,600 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 $7.10/hour.

$8,520 in base period wages; or $1,420 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 $2,840.

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

$65 per week

$66 per week

MAX. WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT

$477 per week

$607 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

$596 per week

$819 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

MINIMUM WAGE $7.10 per hour effective March 1 ,2006
 

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