Kentucky Unemployment Insurance benefits is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State of Kentucky in the form of insurance assistance set by both Federal and Kentucky State law.

Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Unemployment Insurance

UI amounts are determined by the amount you were earning before being laid off. Keep in mind, there are requirements to prepare for insurance in KY to begin with, like how many weeks you worked at your previous job.

State benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when the rate in KY is higher than usual, unemployed Kentucky residents can qualify for an extension. The State of KY will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (in most cases).

In Kentucky, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain their eligibility

Kentucky Division of Unemployment Insurance

Requirements for compensation amounts and lengths of benefits depend on the current rate for Kentucky. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation can be found on the KY claims page.

Kentucky Department of Unemployment Insurance

Those who have exhausted all original UI are entitled to extended benefits or extension IF the Kentucky rate is higher than usual.

Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of compensation. As of 2012, Kentucky has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. See the KY Claims requirement section for additional information.