Am I eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits?

People who lost their job can apply for unemployment insurance benefits.  The Employment Development Department (EDD) administers the unemployment insurance program.  Here are some situations where you might be granted unemployment:

  • Your employer laid you off
  • Your employer fired you
  • You cannot work due to a disaster
  • You quit your job but had a "good cause" reason and made reasonable attempts to keep your job

You can apply for benefits online

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