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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.


  1. I tried to call in my first weekly claim and I was given the wrong phone number, they gave me 866-333-4604 can someone give me the right number, thank you

  2. Do you request benefits weekly or bi-weekly? I’m not able to request this week, and wondering why not?

  3. I do my claim online and I want to know how we find out if we missed filling out claim and how much is in my account

  4. This is my first time to be laid for working 34 years How would I know when my Edd ends l was laid off Jan 31st 2016 and I rcvd my first check 3-2-2016 will I be eligible to receive Edd for alt least a year tnx

    • The UI benefits are determined on your wages earned in the last 4-5 calendar quarters.

      A claimant can receive up to 26 weeks of regular UI benefits on the basis of eligibility.

      • I never received my weekly certification form so I can get paid . I did receive 1 form and I did get paid 1 week .

        • Alex,

          You should receive a ‘Letter of Determination’ as official confirmation before you can start claiming. If you haven’t received one, please call the Unemployment Office.

  5. I didn’t receive my bi-weekly claim form in the mail for the period ending 7/2/16. I was still able to file online but was wondering if they even send out claim forms anymore

  6. 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

  7. 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.

      • They never answer the phone. I have been calling everyday now for three weeks. The online site is not user friendly because I do not see where to file continued claim forms online and I don’t see where you can get help. I applied on line. They mailed the letter stating what I will get and requested other information from me, I back all my paperwork two weeks ago and I have not heard back yet. I went online today and saw that I am disqualified but I was laid off from my job and I submitted what was requested. I am think I am disqualified because I did not know how to obtain the weekly continued form. I can’t get anyone on the phone nor is the online site helpful so how can anyone get help?

  8. 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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