Log in to Benefit Programs Online and select UI Online to get started.
- Select File a Claim.
- Read the UI Claim Filing Instructions. Select Next to continue.
- Provide your general information, last employer information, and employment history.
- Review the information you provided on the Summary Page and then select Submit.
How can I apply for unemployment in California?
- Be unemployed through no fault of your own. To qualify for UI benefits in California, you must have lost your last job through no fault of your own.
- Meet the past earning requirements.
- Have a satisfactory immigration status.
- Be able, available, and actively seeking suitable employment.
How do I file for unemployment online?
You should file your UC application for benefits using one of the following methods:
- Online: An online application can be filed using our secure website 7 days a week, 24 hours.
- Telephone: An application can be filed on the statewide unemployment compensation toll-free number at 1-888-313-7284.
How do I calculate my unemployment benefits in California?
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) determines your weekly benefit amount by dividing your earnings for the highest paid quarter of the base period by 26, up to a maximum of $450 per week.
When can I file for unemployment in California?
Eligibility for Unemployment in California
- Your past earnings must meet certain minimum thresholds.
- You must be unemployed through no fault of your own, as defined by California law.
- You must be able, available, and actively seeking work.
Where do I file for unemployment in California?
To receive unemployment in California, individuals must file a claim with the California Employment Development Department (EDD) via the internet, telephone, fax or mail.
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