New Liberalized Rules for Filing Unemployment Claims

Filing Unemployment Claims

California has made it easier to qualify for unemployment insurance benefits.

Employees who are still working, but working fewer hours, can file for unemployment.

Under this recent change, business owners, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors can file for unemployment under the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.  Benefits will be $167 a week for the time period February 2 – March 28, 2020. Benefits will be $767 a week for the time period March 29 – July 25, 2020. And benefits will be $167 a week for the time period July 26 – December 26, 2020.

The Employment Development Department (EDD) no longer requires that people receiving unemployment benefits need to certify that they are looking for work. It takes at least three weeks to receive the first check from the EDD.

Go to labor.ca.gov/pandemic-unemployment-assistance-pua-program for additional information.

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Written by Julie Widener
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