State Unemployment Insurance

State Unemployment Insurance ( Disaster/Emergency Issues, Economic Stimulus Issues )


Beginning Monday, April 20 the EDD Call Center will have extended hours: Monday through Sunday, 8:00am to 8:00pm.
(800) 300-5616 - English
(800) 326-8937 - Spanish
(800) 547-3506 - Mandarin
(866) 303-0706 - Cantonese
(800) 547-2058 - Vietnamese

The automated self-service line remains available Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day.
(866) 333-4606 - English/Spanish

CARES Act Information:
As part of the federal CARES Act, the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program helpes unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits who are out of business, or whose services are significantly impacted as a direct result of the pandemic.

Applications are set to begin April 28, 2020. The provisions of the program, once operational, include:
- Up to 39 weeks of benefits starting with weeks of unemployment beginning February 2, 2020, through the week ending December 31, 2020, depending on when you became directly impacted by the pandemic.

- An additional $600 to each PUA weekly benefit amount you may be eligible to receive, as part of the separate CARES Act Pandemic Additional Compensation program. Only the weeks of a claim between March 29 and July 31 are eligible for the extra $600 payments.

For more information about Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), please visit:

For current instructions and to view the EDD's statement about the CARES Act, please visit:

See the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE for additional information regarding stimulus funds.

See the UNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION for additional information regarding stimulus funds and loans which may be available for small businesses.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE See information above. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE Not applicable.
Application Procedure


5301 Whittier Blvd., 3rd Fl.

Los Angeles , CA 90022 (Physical)

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Service hours
Online services available Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day.


(800) 480-3287 (Disability Insurance/Information Line) (800) 229-6297 (Fraud Tip Hotline - M-F, 8am to 4:45pm) (800) 300-5616 (UIB Claims/Info) (800) 326-8937 (UIB Claims/Info - Spanish) (877) 238-4373 (Paid Family Leave Program)


(800) 815-9387 (TTY direct for UIB - M-F, 8am to 12pm) (800) 563-2441 (SDI) (800) 445-1312 (TTY Paid Family Leave)


(800) 547-3506 (UIB Claims/Info Cantonese - M-F, 8am to 12pm) (800) 547-2058 (UIB Claims/Info Vietnamese - M-F, 8am to 12pm) (866) 303-0706 (UIB Claims/Info Mandarin - M-F, 8am to 12pm)

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(866) 333-4606 (UI Automated Self-Service, 24 hours a day, English and Spanish)

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