Appeal, No. 44, March T., 1958, from decision of Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, June 21, 1957, No. B-44899, in re claim of Gladys M. Austin. Decision affirmed.
Gladys M. Austin, appellant, in propria persona.
Sydney Reuben, Assistant Attorney General, with him Thomas D. McBride, Attorney General for appellee.
Before Rhodes, P.j., Wright, Woodside, Ervin, and Watkins, JJ. (hirt and Gunther, JJ., absent).
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This is an appeal from the decision of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, which concluded that the claimant was eligible to receive benefits in the amount of $16 per week under the provisions of Section 404 (a) of the Unemployment Compensation Law of December 5, 1936, P.L. 2897, as amended, 43 PS § 804 (a).
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The claimant established a base year consisting of the fourth quarter of 1955 and the first, second and third quarters of 1956; that during this base year the claimant's total wages were $705.70, with the wages of the highest quarter, the third quarter of 1956, amounting to $395.50.
Based on these facts the bureau of unemployment compensation, the referee, and the board of review, all concluded that the claimant was eligible to receive benefits in the amount of $16 per week.
The compensation authorities arrived at this figure by the application of the provisions of section 404 (a) and section 404 (e) of the act. Section 404 (a) provides as follows:
"Rate and Amount of Compensation - Compensation shall be paid to each eligible employe in accordance with the following provisions of this section...
"(a) The employe's weekly benefit rate shall be computed as (1) one twenty-fifth of his 'highest quarterly wage' in accordance with Part A of the Table Specified for the Determination of Rate and Amount of Benefits, or (2) fifty per centum (50%) of his full-time weekly wage, whichever is greater; or, if his base year wages are insufficient to qualify him for compensation by either of these methods, his weekly benefit rate shall be determined as (3) that rate appearing in Part B of the table, on the line on ...