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Base Periods (Standard & Alternate)

Updated: Feb 10

This is a fact sheet provided by EDD with in depth explanation


How can I find my base period?

You can continue reading below or get access to the Tools & Calculators here


What is my base period?

Most likely you were awarded your UI benefit due to your standard base period. If you were sent a form asking for your wages, they most likely were trying to look at your alternate base period. See more info below.



Standard Base Period

Why is this important?

  • This is how they calculate how much you should be awarded for your benefit amount.

  • You also need to know which base period they used to see if you are eligible for FED-ED