Visit the online headquarters of California's Employment Development Department. This website allows you to file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits, disability insurance benefits and other significant services related to employment.
File for unemployment (online application).
Please have the following information available when filing your claim (allow 30 - 60 minutes to complete):
Your name and social security account number
Your mailing and residence addresses (if different)
Your telephone number
Your last employer information (regardless of the length of time you worked for the employer) including name, address (mailing and physical location) and telephone number (including area code)
Information on all employers you worked for during the 18 months prior to submitting your applications and filling your claim, including name, period of employment, wages earned and how you were paid
Your last date worked and the reason you are no longer working
Your gross earnings in the last week you worked, beginning with Sunday and ending with your last day of work
Your driver's license or ID card number, if you have either
Your citizenship status (which may include your alien registration number)
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