Question: How Long Do You Get Unemployment Benefits In California??

26 weeks

What is the waiting period for unemployment in California?

You will be required to serve a one week unpaid waiting period. This is usually the first week that you file a California unemployment claim.

Do you get paid for the waiting week of unemployment?

The waiting week is the first week of your claim for which you are eligible for unemployment benefits but not paid these benefits. You must file a weekly request for payment for this week. You may receive compensation for the waiting week as the last payment on your regular unemployment claim.

How long can you receive unemployment in California?

26 weeks

Can you get more than 26 weeks of unemployment in California?

Your claim lasts one year (your benefit year), but most states only pay benefits for 13 to 26 weeks – a little more than six months – during the year. During periods of high unemployment, the federal government may extend the benefit period, but at some point, benefits will stop.

Can you work part time and collect unemployment in California?

Workers in California whose hours have been cut or who have been laid off temporarily may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Even if you are still working part-time, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits, depending on your earnings and your situation.

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