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California Unemployment Weekly Claim

In order to keep receiving an unemployment check every week you must file a weekly claim also known as a weekly certification or continued claim.

The reason of filing a weekly certification is to tell the unemployment agency that you:

  1. Are currently looking for a job.
  2. Did not do any work this week.
  3. Did not make any money this week (unless you are allowed to by the terms of your unemployment.)
  4. Did not find another job.
  5. Still want to receive an unemployment check or payment this week.

Thus, it is very important to file your weekly certification every week to keep collecting your unemployment check.

If you wait in filing your weekly certification, you may not get your unemployment check on time.

Also read about Job search requirements which are to be fulfilled each week you claim benefits.


Questions & Answers

  1. jean paul vroman says:

    I have sent 2 forms in,still havnt received a payment, let me know,the second form did not fit the envelope,sent it from san jose, will I have a payment,thanku jeanpaul_vroman

  2. Melissa Mixon says:

    where do i get the form that I send in every other week to recieve my benifits? your web sites are confusing and your phone lines are no help.

  3. Melissa Mixon says:

    my biweekly claim forms never came this week. what do I do? so I can recieve my payments.

  4. Sylvlia N. says:

    Can I file a weekly claim so that I may get a check every week?

  5. robert pitt says:

    My claim expires 03-01-14 but I was informed that my claim balance is running out. How do I get paid until my expiration date?

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