Unemployment insurance claimants can now report their earnings online by using the Alternative Base Period Affidavit and – if they are personally and monetarily eligible – receive their unemployment insurance benefits sooner.
Q. What is the Alternate Base Period Affidavit?
A. The affidavit is a form claimants can fill out to provide their earnings before the employer is required to report quarterly taxes.
Q. What is an Alternate Base Period?
A. When you file for unemployment insurance benefits we look at your regular base period which consists of your gross earnings during the first four of the past five completed quarters.
If you do not qualify monetarily in this base period, we may be able to roll one quarter forward and use what is referred to as an alternate base period.
For example, if you file a claim on July 6, 2015, your regular base period would be April 2014- March 2015. If you are not eligible on a regular base period claim we can potentially use the alternate base period of July 2014-June 2015, which is basically the result of rolling one quarter forward.