You must meet three eligibility requirements to collect unemployment benefits 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.
How do I qualify for unemployment?
According to the Department of Labor, you need to meet two criteria to qualify for unemployment: You are unemployed through no fault of your own: That means you are out of a job due to reasons beyond your control, like a layoff. So, if you quit your job or are fired for gross misconduct, you’re not eligible.
Where do I go to file for unemployment?
To receive unemployment benefits, you need to file a claim with the unemployment program in the state where you worked.
- You should contact your state’s unemployment insurance program as soon as possible after becoming unemployed.
- Generally, you should file your claim with the state where you worked.
How long does it take to get unemployment in California?
How long will it take to get my unemployment benefits after I file? The federal Department of Labor’s website says that you can expect your first unemployment check two or three weeks after you apply, as long as you submit all of the required information, and no follow-up is necessary.
What will disqualify you from unemployment benefits?
In most states, however, an employee will be disqualified from unemployment benefit eligibility if he or she is fired for misconduct, willful behavior, or other justifiable cause. This is because unemployment benefits are paid to individuals on the condition that they look for new work.
Can you collect unemployment and go to school in California?
In California, you may attend school and still collect unemployment insurance benefits. However, you must actively seek work during each week benefits are claimed.
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