State Unemployment Insurance ( Disaster/Emergency Issues )
Beginning September 20th through October 4th, 2020, new online applications for unemployment benefits will not be accepted, while the EDD makes improvements to reduce processing time. These new changes will ensure that the EDD will pay customers sooner by verifying identities in an easier, faster way.
The online application will be available beginning October 5th. Claims will be backdated to cover this time period. Existing unemployment claims will not be impacted.
Individuals may complete an online form to be notified when the system becomes available on October 5th:
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
The CA State Employment Development Department (EDD) offers the following resources on their website:
-Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program
-Coronavirus FAQ's for Employers
-Coronavirus FAQ's for Workers
-Coronavirus Additional Info for Workers
The California State Labor & Workforce Development Agency provides:
-a chart of Benefits for Workers impacted by Coronavirus
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(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)
(866) 333-4606 (UI Automated Self-Service, 24 hours a day, English and Spanish)