Here is what the State of Michigan publishes on the Web regarding eligibility for unemployment benefits. You will qualify as follows:
“Regular” qualifying method: (a) For benefit years beginning January 4, 2009, and after, you
must have wages in at least two quarters in your base period. In one quarter, your wages must be at least $2,871; and (b) total wages for all four quarters must equal at least one and a half times the highest amount of wages paid in any quarter of the base period. ($2,871 x 1.5 = $4,306.50) OR
Alternate Earnings Qualifier (AEQ): (a) You must have wages in at least two quarters; and
(b) total wages for all four quarters must equal at least 20 times the state average weekly wage (SAWW). For 2009, the AEQ amount is $16,574.60 [20 x $828.73 (SAWW) = $16,574.60].
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