Unemployment BenefitsWeekly benefit amounts are based upon your previous earnings. States individually set the maximum weekly benefit amount, as well as the maximum length of time you are eligible to receive benefits. In Louisiana, the maximum number of weeks that you can receive unemployment benefits is 26 weeks per 12-month period. The maximum weekly unemployment benefit amount in Louisiana is $247 a week.
Extended benefits are only offered during times of high unemployment. Extended benefits are not available at this time in Louisiana.
You must remain eligible/qualified for benefits during every week in which you file a claim to be paid unemployment benefits. You may work part time while receiving unemployment benefits, but a portion of those earnings may be deducted from your weekly benefit amount.
LWC has an online tool to assist the unemployed in gathering information on the total possible number of weeks they may collect UI benefits, based on their initial claim filing date. Click here to use the benefit duration estimator.