Mississippi Unemployment

The maximum WBA, Weekly Benefit Amount, permitted for Mississippi Unemployment Benefits is $235. Your WBA for unemployment insurance is based on the total wages in the highest quarter of your base period and by dividing that mount by 26. The base period of a claim consists of the initial four of the last five completed calendar quarters immediately prior to the effective date of your claim. The minimum WBA in Mississippi is $30.

Eligibility Review

When actively receiving your unemployment benefits, you will be occasionally scheduled to report to your local Workforce Investment Network or WIN Job Center for an eligibility review. You will:

-Receive a written notification in advance of the eligibility review appointment informing you of the date and time that you are to report.
-You must complete the eligibility review questions supplied on your appointment notice prior to reporting to your local WIN Job Center for the interview.

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 directs MDES, Mississippi Department of Employment Securities, to apply and execute more strict work search demands for individuals who receive EUC, Emergency Unemployment Compensation, benefits. Applicants should refer to the Mississippi Unemployment Claims website for up-to-date facts and figures.