Unemployment Assistance

Information on Unemployment

What is Unemployment Insurance?

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements. If you have become unemployed, you may file a UI claim. You may be eligible for UI benefits if you meet all eligibility requirements. After you have filed a claim, you must continue to certify for benefits and meet eligibility requirements in order for the EDD to pay you benefits. 

Myths vs. Fact about Unemployment

Click the button below to view this informational flyer from the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO on the myths and facts about Unemployment Insurance in California.