Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How to file for Unemployment Insurance In California

The folks at California's EDD department have put together this 8 minute video clip to help you figure out what you need to do to file for UI benefits in Cali.

As of August, 2009---the maximum unemployment insurance benefit check in CA was $450/week (Plus another $25/week from the Obama UI increase).

The folks at EDD have developed a UI checklist---you'll need:
  • your SSN, name(s), mailing address, phone #, Drivers License #
  • employer name, address, and last day worked
  • Gross Earnings over the last 18 months
  • You must have worked for the last 18 months and be able, available and looking for work
  • To file you can apply over the phone, online, via fax or snail-mail.
  • To file for benefits immediately after losing your job

Hat-tip to unemploymentality for finding this video.

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