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Unemployment Claim Determination

Review your wages and hours carefully. If information is wrong, you can request a redetermination of your claim. We will send you an unemployment claim determination letter in the mail. This statement will show you:

  • Weekly benefit amount and your maximum benefits payable – these numbers represent the most you may receive in a week and total amount potentially available on your claim
  • Employers you worked for, and the wages and hours they reported each quarter for you in the base year of your claim
  • Your benefit year begin and end dates – you can only claim benefits on this claim for weeks falling between these dates
  • Whether this statement is an initial determination or a redetermination

Your Oregon unemployment benefit claim is available for one year, which is 52 weeks from the week you applied. This 52-week period is called your benefit year. You cannot file another new Oregon claim until that year is over.

The Unemployment Claim Determination also may provide other information about your claim, such as a message letting you know that you don’t have a valid claim since you have fewer than 500 hours in your base year and that you may qualify for an alternate base year claim or information letting you know we are requesting wages and hours from your former employer(s).