#### Sample weekly benefit amount calculations in a state where average weekly wage (AWW) is \$1,000

Wage replacement in wage category
Worker’s AWW during base period 0%–50% of state AWW 51%–100% of state AWW >100% of state AWW Sum of replaced wages, no min or max Weekly benefit amount Effective replacement rate Explanation
\$200 0.85 *\$200 = \$170 0.7*0 = 0 0.5*0 = 0 \$170 \$300 150% Sum of replaced benefits lower than minimum benefit (\$250 or 30% of state AWW, or \$300 in this case), so minimum benefit received
\$350 0.85*\$350 = \$297.50 0.7*0 = 0 0.5*0 = 0 \$298 \$300 86% Sum of replaced benefits lower than minimum benefit (\$250 or 30% of state AWW, or \$300 in this case), so minimum benefit received
\$750 0.85*\$500 = \$425 0.7*250 = \$175 0.5*0 = 0 \$600 \$600 80% Sum of replaced wages is greater than minimum and less than maximum—follows formulas exactly
\$1,500 0.85*\$500 = \$425 0.7*500 = \$350 0.5*\$500 = \$250 \$1,025 \$1,025 68% Sum of replaced wages is greater than minimum and less than maximum—follows formulas exactly
\$3,000 0.85*\$500 = \$425 0.7*500 = \$350 0.5*\$2,000 = \$1,000 \$1,775 \$1,500 50% Sum of replaced wages is greater than maximum—maximum benefit applies
\$5,000 0.85*\$500 = \$425 0.7*500 = \$350 0.5*\$4,000 = \$2,000 \$2,775 \$1,500 30% Sum of replaced wages is greater than maximum—maximum benefit applies