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base period

noun
1.
a period of time used as a standard of comparison in measuring changes in prices, taxes, income, etc., at other periods of time.
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  • The claim was denied because she did not have sufficient base period wages to establish a new benefit year.
  • The only eligible individual dies or becomes ineligible before the end of the base period.
  • The base period is the four quarters of earnings that are used to determine how much unemployment you qualify for.
  • Only school wages are in the base period of the claim.
  • Funds are currently available for the base period only.
British Dictionary definitions for base period

base period

noun
1.
(statistics) a neutral period used as a standard for comparison in constructing an index to express a variable factor: 100 is usually taken as the index number for the variable in the base period
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