California Unemployment Eligibility Requirements Benefits, EDD

California Unemployment Eligibility. If an employee’s have recently been laid off in California or lost his/her job due to financial and economical decreasing, no fault of own and are eligible to looking for another job, he/she may be eligible to get unemployment insurance benefits to replace some of wages.

If you are able to work hard, but you lost your job and now you completely unemployed and also you are looking for job, you can file an application for unemployment insurance and appeal benefits, unemployment checks, unemployment compensation and extension claims by using the online application, telephoning the call center, or filling out a paper application.

For filing unemployment claims form in California, you must have to follow the eligibility unemployment rules of California Employment Development Department (EDD). It’s a federal program, but it’s depends upon the state unemployment insurance law. EDD and other states unemployment agency’s programs helps individuals pay for necessities such as food, medical, education, housing, and clothing during an unemployment period, but their provides temporary income support during periods of unemployment.

An individual who files for unemployment insurance or compensation claims benefits must meet specific eligibility requirements before benefits and you can receive your benefits if you meet a series of legal eligibility requirements:

1. Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim

2. You must be totally or partially unemployed

3. Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own

4. Be physically able to work

5. Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work

6. Be actively looking for work

7. Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed

8. Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid

California unemployment eligibility depends on certain requirements that a person must be physically able to work, available for work and actively looking for work each week benefits are claimed and to establish a claim, a person need to have made enough wages during the base period of unemployment. An individual must complete a claim form every two weeks, sign and date the form and return it to the Department for payment. If the information on the form shows that the individual did not meet eligibility requirements, the Department will schedule a telephone interview. Also the reason you’re not working can be affect your eligibility for benefits and claims. Make sure you mention if you’re still working part time, the number of hours and types of job. Based on the information obtained, benefits may be reduced or denied. An individual who disagrees with EDD’s decision to reduce or deny benefits may file an unemployment appeal.

The EDD unemployment department interviewer obtains and documents information about the separation from the employer and claimant and decides, according to law and regulations of states unemployment benefits, if the person is eligible to collect benefits. The Department mails a notice to the claimant who is eligible or not eligible for benefits. The EDD unemployment department mails a notice to the employer who responded timely to the notice of claim filed. The notice advises the employer about whether the claimant is eligible or not and whether the employer’s account will be charged for benefits paid to the former employee and either party can disagree with an unfavorable decision and file an appeal. For more unemployment information or state unemployment taxes go to the EDD website www.edd.ca.gov.

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