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Texas Unemployment Benefits

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The latest figures for Texas show an unemployment rate of .

Calculate your estimated benefit by answering a few questions below.
We created this calculator to help you estimate what you might receive if you are eligible. We make no guarantees or representations that the amount you receive will be equal to what the calculator shows. To apply for unemployment benefits, click the link above which will take you to the official site for your state.
State in which you earned wages
Approximate wages earned from Jan. 1, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Apr. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jul. 1, 2019 - Sep. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019  

Texas unemployment insurance benefits are available if you meet these criteria.  The numbers are subject to change, and though www.Unemployment-Benefits.org does our best to maintain current data, we do not guarantee its accuracy.  Please check with the Texas Workforce for the latest facts and figures.

Administering organization:  Texas Workforce

Unemployed through no fault of your own
Able to work
Available for work
Be actively seeking work
Willing to accept full time work
You receive benefits if you have enough base period wages and no disqualifying eligibility or job separation issues, and you file your payment requests, as instructed on time.
Be registered for work search online at www.texasworkforce.org
Generally, you must be unemployed through no fault of your own. You must be available to work, able to work and actively seeking work to continue to qualify for benefits.  Qualifying reasons to collect Texas unemployment benefits include:
  • You were laid off due to lack of work.
  • You are still working but the employer reduced your hours. (Your reduction in hours must not be the result of a disciplinary action.)
  • You were fired without work-related misconduct. Examples of misconduct are a violation of company policy; violation of law; neglect or mismanagement of your position; or failure to perform your work acceptably if you are capable of doing so.
  • You quit your job for a good well-documented work-related or medical reason. TWC may rule good cause if the work situation would cause a person who truly wants to keep the job to leave it.
  • Examples of possible good cause are unsafe working conditions or a significant change in hiring agreement, or not receiving payment for your work.
  • Examples of medical reasons are quitting on your doctor's advice, or quitting to care for a minor child, or quitting to care for a terminally ill spouse if there is no alternative care provider.
  • You quit to protect yourself from family violence or stalking, evidenced by an active or recently issued protective order, a police record documenting family violence or stalking directed against you, or medical documentation of family violence against you.
In addition:
  • If you quit to move with your husband or wife, you may be able to receive benefits after a disqualification of 6 to 25 weeks. This is a disqualification of both time and money, because we must subtract the number of disqualified weeks from your total benefits.
  • If you quit to move with your military spouse, Texas lets you receive benefits without penalty if your spouse has a permanent change of station longer than 120 days, or a tour of duty longer than one year.
1- You have wages in at least two of the four base period calendar quarters being used, and
2- Your total base period wages are at least 37 times your weekly benefit amount, and
3- If you qualified for benefits on a prior claim, you must have earned 6 times your new weekly benefit amount since that time.
4- If you quit to move with your spouse, you may be able to receive benefits after a disqualification of 6-25 weeks

During the base period you must have
  • Earned at least $8,880 but if you did not then
  • You must have earned at least $1,480 in one of your base period quarters AND
  • You earned total base period wages of least one and a half times your highest single quarter earnings AND
  • You earned total base period wages of at least $2,960
How long can you claim benefits: 10-26 weeks

Weekly benefit amount:  $58 - $392

Note: Add $25 as part of the stimulus package effective Feb 2009

Weekly Benefit – You must make your claim weekly to continue to receive benefits.


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