Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Agency: Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
First-time applicants apply here. Returning applicants apply here. Your weekly benefit amount is calculated by dividing the wages in the highest quarter of your base period by 21. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Claimants must either be totally unemployed or be partially employed and earning less than what the unemployment benefit would be. Claimants must post resume online at the job-search site used by the state (or through your union if applicable), within 7 days of applying. You can earn up to $150 a week and still receive your full unemployment check. If you are still attached to your regular employer, not working or working less than your customary full-time hours and earning less than your weekly benefit amount, you may qualify for the difference between your earnings over $150 and your weekly benefit amount. For example, if you earn $200 during a week and your weekly benefit amount is $300, you can still receive $250. However, if your earnings during the week equal or exceed your weekly benefit amount, you will not be entitled to benefits.
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