You may collect per week for the first dependent and for the second.
Claiming dependents may allow you to receive more than the max WBA.
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You must have at least 18 credit weeks to be eligible to receive benefits.
The state uses credit weeks not only to determine eligibility, but also to determine your personal maximum benefit amount.
The maximum amount you may receive during the year will be your WBA X your credit weeks. The state provides funds in addition to your WBA based on your dependents.
You can chose a dependent spouse, or child or both, but you cannot choose more than two dependents.
The state will send you a Notice of Financial Determination detailing your WBA and the amounts they used to determine benefits.