Question: How Do I File For California Unemployment??


  • 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 much will I get on unemployment 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.

How do I file for unemployment in California online?

Log in to Benefit Programs Online and select UI Online to get started.

  1. Select File a Claim.
  2. Read the UI Claim Filing Instructions. Select Next to continue.
  3. Provide your general information, last employer information, and employment history.
  4. Review the information you provided on the Summary Page and then select Submit.

Where do I apply 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.

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