TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-44
Employment Security – Benefits

SECTION 28-44-9


§ 28-44-9 Duration of benefits.

The total amount of benefits payable during a benefit year to any eligible individual whose benefit year begins on or after October 1, 1989, but prior to July 1, 2012, shall be an amount equal to thirty-six percent (36%) of the individual's total wages for employment by employers subject to chapters 42 – 44 of this title during his or her base period; provided, that the total amount of benefits payable during a benefit year to any eligible individual whose benefit year begins on or after July 1, 2012 shall be an amount equal to thirty-three percent (33%) of the individual's total wages for employment by employers subject to chapters 42 – 44 of this title during his or her base period; provided, that no individual shall be paid total benefits in any benefit year which exceed twenty-six (26) times his or her weekly benefit rate. Dependents' allowances to which he or she might be entitled under § 28-44-6 shall be in addition to the total benefits. If the total amount of benefits is not an exact multiple of one dollar ($1.00), then it shall be rounded to the next lower multiple of one dollar ($1.00).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1936, ch. 2333, § 6; P.L. 1937, ch. 2556, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 284, § 6; P.L. 1939, ch. 670, § 4; P.L. 1940, ch. 812, § 3; P.L. 1947, ch. 1923, art. 1, § 2; P.L. 1949, ch. 2175, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-44-9; P.L. 1958 (s.s.), ch. 215, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 173, § 4; P.L. 2011, ch. 151, art. 4, § 2.)