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Benefit Details
California Unemployment Insurance
Managing Agency California Employment Development Department http://www.edd.ca.gov/

Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own who meet California's eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least the minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and be available for work each week you are claiming benefits.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

For more information on how to apply or to file a new claim or reopen a claim, please visit:
http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Ways_to_File.htm

Program Contact Information

If you have questions, please call:
English:
1-800-300-5616
Spanish: 1-800-326-8937
Cantonese: 1-800-547-3506
Mandarin: 1-866-303-0706
Vietnamese: 1-800-547-2058
TTY: 1-800-815-9387