Wages in terms of unemployment benefits are significant. The more money we earned, the more in unemployment benefits we can receive. The demographic of workers that this impacts the most are those who receive tips or 1099 payments.
Unemployment Tip # 009 – Applicants should be watching their mailbox for opportunities to appeal a wage determination, which will identify wages earned for the pervious four quarters (3 month increments).”
In other words, after a worker or employee applies for benefits, likely they will receive a statement from the unemployment office that outlines how much money they earned in the past year. If this statement is wrong, Applicants are encouraged to review whether an appeal makes sense.