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WVC 21 A- 6 - 10 §21A-6-10. Benefit rate -- Total unemployment; annual computation and publication of rates.
(a) Each eligible individual who is totally unemployed in any week shall be paid benefits with respect to that week at the weekly rate appearing in Column (C) in the benefit table in this section, on the line on which in Column (A) there is indicated the employee's wage class, except as otherwise provided under the term "total and partial unemployment" in section twenty-seven, article one-a of this chapter. The employee's wage class shall be determined by his or her base period wages as shown in Column (B) in the benefit table. The right of an employee to receive benefits shall not be prejudiced nor the amount thereof be diminished by reason of failure by an employer to pay either the wages earned by the employee or the contribution due on such wages. An individual who is totally unemployed but earns in excess of $60 as a result of odd job or subsidiary work, or is paid a bonus in any benefit week shall be paid benefits for such week in accordance with the provisions of this chapter pertaining to benefits for partial unemployment.

(b) (1) The maximum benefit for each wage class shall be equal to twenty-six times the weekly benefit rate.

(2) The maximum benefit rate shall be sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the average weekly wage in West Virginia.

(c) On July 1 of each year, the commissioner shall determine the maximum weekly benefit rate upon the basis of the formula set forth above and shall establish wage classes as are required, increasing or decreasing the amount of the base period wages required for each wage class by $150, establishing the weekly benefit rate for each wage class by rounded dollar amount to be fifty-five percent of one fifty-second of the median dollar amount of wages in the base period for such wage class and establishing the maximum benefit for each wage class as an amount equal to twenty-six times the weekly benefit rate: Provided, That the commissioner shall not increase or decrease the maximum weekly benefit rate for the period beginning on the effective date of the amendment and reenactment of this section in the regular session of the legislature in 2009 until the threshold wage is reduced to $9,000, as required by subsection (d), section twenty-eight, article one-a of this chapter. The maximum weekly benefit rate, when computed by the commissioner, in accordance with the foregoing provisions, shall be rounded to the next lowest multiple of $1.

(d) After he or she has established such wage classes, the commissioner shall prepare and publish a table setting forth such information.

(e) Average weekly wage shall be computed by dividing the number of employees in West Virginia earning wages in covered employment into the total wages paid to employees in West Virginia in covered employment, and by further dividing said result by fifty-two, and shall be determined from employer wage and contribution reports for the previous calendar year which are furnished to the department on or before June 1 following such calendar year. The average weekly wage, as determined by the commissioner, shall be rounded to the next higher dollar.

(f) The computation and determination of rates as aforesaid shall be completed annually before July 1 and any such new wage class, with its corresponding wages in base period, weekly benefit rate and maximum benefit in a benefit year established by the commissioner in the foregoing manner effective on July 1 shall apply only to a new claim established by a claimant on and after July 1, and does not apply to continued claims of a claimant based on his or her new claim established before said July 1.

BENEFIT TABLE

A

WAGE

  B

WAGES IN

C

WEEKLY

MAXIMUM

CLASS   BASE PERIOD BENEFIT RATE BENEFIT RATE
    Under $ 2,200.00 Ineligible  
1 $ 2,200.00 - 2,359.99 24.00 624.00
2   2,350.00 - 2,499.99 25.00 650.00
3   2,500.00 - 2,649.99 27.00 702.00
4   2,650.00 - 2,799.99 28.00 728.00
5   2,800.00 - 2,949.99 30.00 780.00
6   2,950.00 - 3,099.99 31.00 806.00
7   3,100.00 - 3,249.99 33.00 858.00
8   3,250.00 - 3,399.99 35.00 910.00
9   3,400.00 - 3,549.99 36.00 936.00
10   3,550.00 - 3,699.99 38.00 988.00
11   3,700.00 - 3,849.99 39.00 1,014.00
12   3,850.00 - 3,999.99 41.00 1,066.00
13   4,000.00 - 4,149.99 43.00 1,118.00
14   4,150.00 - 4,299.99 44.00 1,144.00
15   4,300.00 - 4,449.99 46.00 1,196.00
16   4,450.00 - 4,599.99 47.00 1,222.00
17   4,600.00 - 4,749.99 49.00 1,274.00
18   4,750.00 - 4,899.99 51.00 1,326.00
19   4,900.00 - 5,049.99 52.00 1,352.00
20   5,050.00 - 5,199.99 54.00 1,404.00
7,462.00 16827,250.00 -27,399.99289.00 7,514.00 16927,400.00 -27,549.99290.00 7,540.00 17027,550.00 -27,699.99292.00 7,592.00 17127,700.00 -27,849.99293.00 7,618.00 17227,850.00 -27,999.99295.00 7,670.00 17328,000.00 -28,149.99296.00 7,696.00 17428,150.00 -28,299.99298.00 7,748.00 17528,300.00 -28,449.99300.00 7,800.00 17628,450.00 -28,599.99301.00 7,826.00 17728,600.00 -28,749.99303.00 7,878.00 17828,750.00 -28,899.99304.00 7,904.00 17928,900.00 -29,049.99306.00 7,956.00 18029,050.00 -29,199.99308.00 8,008.00 18129,200.00 -29,349.99309.00 8,034.00 18229,350.00 -29,499.99311.00 8,086.00 18329,500.00 -29,649.99312.00 8,112.00 18429,650.00 -29,799.99314.00 8,164.00 18529,800.00 -

29,949.99315.00 8,190.00 18629,950.00 -30,099.99317.00 8,242.00 18730,100.00 -30,249.99319.00 8,294.00 18830,250.00 -30,399.99320.00 8,320.00 18930,400.00 -30,549.99322.00 8,372.00 19030,550.00 -30,699.99323.00 8,398.00 19130,700.00 -30,849.99325.00 8,450.00 19230,850.00 -30,999.99327.00 8,502.00 19331,000.00 -31,149.99328.00 8,528.00 19431,150.00 -31,299.99330.00 8,580.00 19531,300.00 -31,449.99331.00 8,606.00 19631,450.00 -31,599.99333.00 8,658.00 19731,600.00 -31,749.99335.00 8,710.00 19831,750.00 -31,899.99336.00 8,736.00 19931,900.00 -32,049.99338.00 8,788.00 20032,050.00 -32,199.99339.00 8,814.00 20132,200.00 -32,349.99341.00 8,866.00 20232,350.00 -32,499.99342.00 8,892.00 20332,500.00 -32,649.99344.00 8,944.00 20432,650.00 -32,799.99346.00 8,996.00 20532,800.00 -32,949.99347.00 9,022.00 20632,950.00 -33,099.99349.00 9,074.00 20733,100.00 -33,249.99350.00 9,100.00 20833,250.00 -33,399.99352.00 9,152.00 20933,400.00 -33,549.99354.00 9,204.00 21033,550.00 -

33,699.99355.00 9,230.0021133,700.00 -33,849.99357.00 9,282.0021233,850.00 -33,999.99358.00 9,308.0021334,000.00 -34,149.99360.00 9,360.0021434,150.00 -34,299.99361.00 9,386.0021534,300.00 -34,449.99363.00 9,438.0021634,450.00 -34,599.99365.00 9,490.0021734,600.00 -34,749.99366.00 9,516.0021834,750.00 -34,899.99368.00 9,568.0021934,900.00 -35,049.99369.00 9,594.0022035,050.00 -35,199.99371.00 9,646.0022135,200.00 -35,349.99373.00 9,698.0022235,350.00 -35,499.99374.00 9,724.0022335,500.00 -35,649.99376.00 9,776.0022435,650.00 -35,799.99377.00 9,802.0022535,800.00 -35,949.99379.00 9,854.0022635,950.00 -

36,999.99381.00 9,906.0022736,100.00 -36,249.99382.00 9,932.0022836,250.00 -36,399.99384.00 9,984.0022936,400.00 -36,549.99385.00 10,010.0023036,550.00 -36,699.99387.00 10,062.0023136,700.00 -36,849.99388.00 10,088.0023236,850.00 -36,999.99390.00 10,140.0023337,000.00 -37,149.99392.00 10,192.0023437,150.00 -37,299.99393.00 10,218.0023537,300.00 -37,449.99395.00 10,270.0023637,450.00 -37,599.99396.00 10,296.0023737,600.00 -37,749.99398.00 10,348.0023837,750.00 -37,899.99400.00 10,400.0023937,900.00 -38,049.99401.00 10,426.0024038,050.00 -38,199.99403.00 10,478.0024138,200.00 -38,349.99404.00 10,504.0024238,350.00 -38,499.99406.00 10,556.0024338,500.00 -38,649.99408.00 10,608.0024438,650.00 -38,799.99409.00 10,634.0024538,800.00 -38,949.99411.00 10,686.0024638,950.00 -39,099.99412.00 10,712.0024739,100.00 -39,249.99414.00 10,764.0024839,250.00 -39,399.99415.00 10,790.0024939,400.00 -39,549.99417.00 10,842.0025039,550.00 -39,699.99419.00 10,894.0025139,700.00 -39,849.99420.00 10,920.0025239,850.00 -39,999.99422.00 10,972.0025340,000.00 -40,149.99423.00 10,998.0025440,150.00 -and above424.00 11,024.00

21   5,200.00 - 5,349.99 55.00 1,430.00
22   5,350.00 - 5,499.99 57.00 1,482.00
23   5,500.00 - 5,649.99 58.00 1,508.00
24   5,650.00 - 5,799.99 60.00 1,560.00
25   5,800.00 - 5,949.99 62.00 1,612.00
26   5,950.00 - 6,099.99 63.00 1,638.00
27   6,100.00 - 6,249.99 65.00 1,690.00
28   6,250.00 - 6,399.99 66.00 1,716.00
29   6,400.00 - 6,549.99 68.00 1,768.00
30   6,550.00 - 6,699.99 70.00 1,820.00
31   6,700.00 - 6,849.99 71.00 1,846.00
32   6,850.00 - 6,999.99 73.00 1,898.00
33   7,000.00 - 7,149.99 74.00 1,924.00
34   7,150.00 - 7,299.99 76.00 1,976.00
35   7,300.00 - 7,449.99 78.00 2,028.00
36   7,450.00 - 7,599.99 79.00 2,054.00
37   7,600.00 - 7,749.99 81.00 2,106.00
38   7,750.00 - 7,899.99 82.00 2,132.00
39   7,900.00 - 8,049.99 84.00 2,184.00
40   8,050.00 - 8,199.99 85.00 2,210.00
41   8,200.00 - 8,349.99 87.00 2,262.00
42   8,350.00 - 8,499.99 89.00 2,314.00
43   8,500.00 - 8,649.99 90.00 2,340.00
44   8,650.00 - 8,799.99 92.00 2,392.00
45   8,800.00 - 8,949.99 93.00 2,418.00
46   8,950.00 - 9,099.99 95.00 2,470.00
47   9,100.00 - 9,249.99 97.00 2,522.00
48   9,250.00 - 9,399.99 98.00 2,548.00
49   9,400.00 - 9,549.99 100.00 2,600.00
50   9,550.00 - 9,699.99 101.00 2,626.00
51   9,700.00 - 9,849.99 103.00 2,678.00
52   9,850.00 - 9,999.99 104.00 2,704.00
53   10,000.00 - 10,149.99 106.00 2,756.00
54   10,150.00 - 10,299.99 108.00 2,808.00
55   10,300.00 - 10,449.99 109.00 2,834.00
56   10,450.00 - 10,599.99 111.00 2,886.00
57   10,600.00 - 10,749.99 112.00 2,912.00
58   10,750.00 - 10,899.99 114.00 2,964.00
59   10,900.00 - 11,049.99 116.00 3,016.00
60   11,050.00 - 11,199.99 117.00 3,042.00
61   11,200.00 - 11,349.99 119.00 3,094.00
62   11,350.00 - 11,499.99 120.00 3,120.00
63   11,500.00 - 11,649.99 122.00 3,172.00
64   11,650.00 - 11,799.99 124.00 3,224.00
65   11,800.00 - 11,949.99 125.00 3,250.00
66   11,950.00 - 12,099.99 127.00 3,302.00
67   12,100.00 - 12,249.99 128.00 3,328.00
68   12,250.00 - 12,399.99 130.00 3,380.00
69   12,400.00 - 12,549.99 131.00 3,406.00
70   12,550.00 - 12,699.99 133.00 3,458.00
71   12,700.00 - 12,849.99 135.00 3,510.00
72   12,850.00 - 12,999.99 136.00 3,536.00
73   13,000.00 - 13,149.99 138.00 3,588.00
74   13,150.00 - 13,299.99 139.00 3,614.00
75   13,300.00 - 13,449.99 141.00 3,666.00
76   13,450.00 - 13,599.99 143.00 3,718.00
77   13,600.00 - 13,749.99 144.00 3,744.00
78   13,750.00 - 13,899.99 146.00 3,796.00
79   13,900.00 - 14,049.99 147.00 3,822.00
80   14,050.00 - 14,199.99 149.00 3,874.00
81   14,200.00 - 14,349.99 150.00 3,900.00
82   14,350.00 - 14,499.99 152.00 3,952.00
83   14,500.00 - 14,649.99 154.00 4,004.00
84   14,650.00 - 14,799.99 155.00 4,030.00
85   14,800.00 - 14,949.99 157.00 4,082.00
86   14,950.00 - 15,099.99 158.00 4,108.00
87   15,100.00 - 15,249.99 160.00 4,160.00
88   15,250.00 - 15,399.99 162.00 4,212.00
89   15,400.00 - 15,549.99 163.00 4,238.00
90   15,550.00 - 15,699.99 165.00 4,290.00
91   15,700.00 - 15,849.99 166.00 4,316.00
92   15,850.00 - 15,999.99 168.00 4,368.00
93   16,000.00 - 16,149.99 170.00 4,420.00
94   16,150.00 - 16,299.99 171.00 4,446.00
95   16,300.00 - 16,449.99 173.00 4,498.00
96   16,450.00 - 16,599.99 174.00 4,524.00
97   16,600.00 - 16,749.99 176.00 4,576.00
98   16,750.00 - 16,899.99 177.00 4,602.00
99   16,900.00 - 17,049.99 179.00 4,654.00
100   17,050.00 - 17,199.99 181.00 4,706.00
101   17,200.00 - 17,349.99 182.00 4,732.00
102   17,350.00 - 17,499.99 184.00 4,784.00
103   17,500.00 - 17,649.99 185.00 4,810.00
104   17,650.00 - 17,799.99 187.00 4,862.00
105   17,800.00 - 17,949.99 189.00 4,914.00
106   17,950.00 - 18,099.99 190.00 4,940.00
107   18,100.00 - 18,249.99 192.00 4,992.00
108   18,250.00 - 18,399.99 193.00 5,018.00
109   18,400.00 - 18,549.99 195.00 5,070.00
110   18,550.00 - 18,699.99 196.00 5,096.00
111   18,700.00 - 18,849.99 198.00 5,148.00
112   18,850.00 - 18,999.99 200.00 5,200.00
113   19,000.00 - 19,149.99 201.00 5,226.00
114   19,150.00 - 19,299.99 203.00 5,278.00
115   19,300.00 - 19,449.99 204.00 5,304.00
116   19,450.00 - 19,599.99 206.00 5,356.00
117   19,600.00 - 19,749.99 208.00 5,408.00
118   19,750.00 - 19,899.99 209.00 5,434.00
119   19,900.00 - 20,049.99 211.00 5,486.00
120   20,050.00 - 20,199.99 212.00 5,512.00
121   20,200.00 - 20,349.99 214.00 5,564.00
122   20,350.00 - 20,499.99 216.00 5,616.00
123   20,500.00 - 20,649.99 217.00 5,642.00
124   20,650.00 - 20,799.99 219.00 5,694.00
125   20,800.00 - 20,949.99 220.00 5,720.00
126   20,950.00 - 21,099.99 222.00 5,772.00
127   21,100.00 - 21,249.99 223.00 5,798.00
128   21,250.00 - 21,399.99 225.00 5,850.00
129   21,400.00 - 21,549.99 227.00 5,902.00
130   21,550.00 - 21,699.99 228.00 5,928.00
131   21,700.00 - 21,849.99 230.00 5,980.00
132   21,850.00 - 21,999.99 231.00 6,006.00
133   22,000.00 - 22,149.99 233.00 6,058.00
134   22,150.00 - 22,299.99 235.00 6,110.00
135   22,300.00 - 22,449.99 236.00 6,136.00
136   22,450.00 - 22,599.99 238.00 6,188.00
137   22,600.00 - 22,749.99 239.00 6,214.00
138   22,750.00 - 22,899.99 241.00 6,266.00
139   22,900.00 - 23,049.99 243.00 6,318.00
140   23,050.00 - 23,199.99 244.00 6,344.00
141   23,200.00 - 23,349.99 246.00 6,396.00
142   23,350.00 - 23,499.99 247.00 6,422.00
143   23,500.00 - 23,649.99 249.00 6,474.00
144   23,650.00 - 23,799.99 250.00 6,500.00
145   23,800.00 - 23,949.99 252.00 6,552.00
146   23,950.00 - 24,099.99 254.00 6,604.00
147   24,100.00 - 24,249.99 255.00 6,630.00
148   24,250.00 - 24,399.99 257.00 6,682.00
149   24,400.00 - 24,549.99 258.00 6,708.00
150   24,550.00 - 24,699.99 260.00 6,760.00
151   24,700.00 - 24,849.99 262.00 6,812.00
152   24,850.00 - 24,999.99 263.00 6,838.00
153   25,000.00 - 25,149.99 265.00 6,890.00
154   25,150.00 - 25,299.99 266.00 6,916.00
155   25,300.00 - 25,449.99 268.00 6,968.00
156   25,450.00 - 25,599.99 269.00 6,994.00
157   25,600.00 - 25,749.99 271.00 7,046.00
158   25,750.00 - 25,899.99 273.00 7,098.00
159   25,900.00 - 26,049.99 274.00 7,124.00
160   26,050.00 - 26,199.99 276.00 7,176.00
161   26,200.00 - 26,349.99 277.00 7,202.00
162   26,350.00 - 26,499.99 279.00 7,254.00
163   26,500.00 - 26,649.99 281.00 7,306.00
164   26,650.00 - 26,799.99 282.00 7,332.00
165   26,800.00 - 26,949.99 284.00 7,384.00
166   26,950.00 - 27,099.99 285.00 7,410.00
167   27,100.00 - 27,249.99 287.00
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