Soon after you file your claim, you will receive a notice informing you if your claim is ALLOWED or DENIED based upon the amount of earnings reported in your “BASE PERIOD.” Your base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters immediately prior to the quarter you file your claim. Here’s a chart to help you understand what the base period will be for a claim.
For example, if you filed a claim with an effective date any time from January 1, 2012, through March 31, 2012, your base period for that claim begins October 1, 2010, and ends September 30, 2011. The wages you earned during your base period must meet four requirements for you to have a monetarily valid claim:
You must have wages of at least $750 in at least one quarter.
Your total wages during the base period must be at least one and one-half times the wages in your highest quarter.
Your total wages outside of the highest quarter must be at least $750.
Your wages in the last two quarters must be at least 8 times your weekly benefit rate (see section 5 for the calculation of your benefit rate).
If the Office of Employment and Training does not find enough wages in your base period or you do not meet all four of these requirements, you will receive a notice stating that your claim is DENIED.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.
People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?
Yes, you can reach the COVID-19 Hotline in Kentucky by calling (800) 722-5725.
The COVID-19 hotline is a service operated by the healthcare professionals at the KY Poison Control Center who can provide advice and answer questions. Please be patient as they are handling a high volume of calls and want to give everyone the time they deserve. For general information, please review the website prior to calling the hotline. Guidance is being added as it becomes available.