Partial Benefit Calculator

You may be eligible for partial benefits if your customary schedule is reduced, and you meet the following requirements:

  • Your earnings for a week are less than two times your weekly benefit amount; and
  • You are still looking for full-time work each week; and
  • You must still report all earnings when you file your biweekly claim on UI4U.mt.gov.

To estimate the weekly benefit amount you will receive, enter your regular weekly benefit amount, and the gross amount your earn form Sunday through Saturday, in the fields below.

Partial Benefit Calculator

Weekly Benefit Amount

Your weekly benefit amount will not be reduced if you earn less than 1/4 of your weekly benefit amount. For example, if your weekly benefit amount is $106, and you earn $26.50 or less in a week, your benefit amount will remain $106 for that week.

If you earn more than 1/4 of your weekly benefit amount in any week, your benefit amount will be reduced by $0.50 for each dollar earned (over 1/4 of your weekly benefit amount). For example, if your weekly benefit amount is $106, and you earn $150.80 in a week, your benefit amount for that week will be $44. Calculate your total gross earnings at your actual rate of pay and round down to the next full dollar amount.

Receiving partial benefits works like a checking account - you have a maximum benefit amount (MBA) of money you can receive. You can withdraw the money in various amounts not to exceed your weekly benefit amount (WBA) over the one-year time period of your claim. However, you must continue to qualify from week to week to receive benefits.