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Maximum Length of Time. As of 2011, Massachusetts offers unemployment benefits for a maximum of 26 weeks. Since the maximum benefit amount you can get is $625 per week, you cannot get more than $16,250 total in unemployment benefits. This amount does not include the dependency allowance for children.How do you apply for unemployment benefits in Massachusetts?
You can apply for benefits in person, or on the phone. To apply in person, you can go to one of the 15 Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) walk-in offices in Massachusetts. Unemployment Insurance Walk-In Centers.How do you calculate your unemployment benefits?
People can calculate the unemployment rate by dividing the number of people who are employed by the number of people in the labor force, and multiplying the result by 100 percent. Those in the labor force are over 16 years old, actively working or looking for work.