File for Unemployment
This is an online service offered by the Employment Development Department (EDD). It is a fast, convenient, and secure way for customers to file and manage claims.
General Information: 866-333-4606
Frequently Asked Questions
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A Standard Base Period includes wages from a 12-month period of time consisting of the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters.
| If your claim begins in:
|| Your Standard Base Period is the prior 12 months,
ending the last day of:
The effective date of your UI claim is based on the date you file your claim online or the date you first contact the Employment Development Department (EDD). The effective date determines your base period, and as a result, your benefit amount. A base period is a 12-month period of earnings, divided into quarters. The base period is used to establish a claim and calculate an award. You may wish to review your wages during each quarter of the base period to determine the best time to file. You will not receive any benefits until you actually submit an application or call EDD to file a claim.
To establish a valid claim, you must have earned at least (1) $1300 in one quarter of your base period, or (2) at least $900 in your highest quarter and total base period earnings of 1.25 times your high quarter earnings.
Filing a Claim. Claim Process. This section provides a step-by-step summary of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim process. Employers may provide a copy ... http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm
Provides an overview of the California Unemployment Insurance Program. http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/eApply4UI.htm/
Displays 3 ways to file California Unemployment claims. http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Ways_to_File.htm
An individual must meet all unemployment insurance (UI) eligibility ... who disagrees with the EDD's decision to reduce or deny benefits may file an appeal. http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Eligibility.htm
To apply for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, you must be: ... Apply immediately for UI benefits when your job has ended or when your employer has cut ... http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Starting_Your_UI_Claim.htm
You may file or reopen an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim if you are no longer working or your hours are reduced. Learn about the UI program, how to file or ... http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/File_an_Unemployment_Insurance_Claim.htm
The EDD manages the Unemployment Insurance (UI) and State Disability Insurance (SDI) programs for the State of California. SDI includes both Disability ... http://www.edd.ca.gov/File_and_Manage_a_Claim.htm
Information needed to file a claim. ... Information You Need to Apply for UI ... must report severance pay at the time you file your unemployment insurance claim. http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Before_you_Start.htm