If you're a California employee out of work through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to collect unemployment benefits. If you are having trouble filing an application for unemployment benefits, you're welcome to call us at 888-762-0297 to discuss your situation.
Eligibility requirements, prior earnings criteria, benefit amounts, and other details vary from state to state.
Here is what you need to know about filing unemployment benefits in California.
Eligibility Requirements for California Unemployment Benefits
Eligibility to collect unemployment benefits in California depends upon meeting specific requirements, including:
- Your past earnings must meet specific minimum thresholds.
- You must be unemployed through no fault as defined by California law.
- You must be willing to accept work, available to work, and actively seeking employment.
Do You Meet The Minimum Earning Requirements?
You must have earned at least the minimum amount in your base period to meet the earnings requirement, which is "a specific 12-month term the Employment Development Department (EDD) uses to see if you've earned enough wages to establish a claim."