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If you are unemployed in the state of California, the Employment Development Department (EDD) are the responsible state sanctioned authorities distributing and overseeing all aspects of the unemployment insurance benefits to the people of the great state of California. The unemployment benefits program, assists those who find themselves unemployed with a temporary form of financial assistance, assuming you have become unemployed through no fault of your own. Everything from the unemployment application filing process, as well as formal appeal procedures as well as disputes or any other employment related issues, is handled by the Employment Development Department. With thousands of full-time employees, at hundreds of service locations scattered throughout the entire state, for more than seventy years, the Employment Development Department has been helping people to weather their personal and financial storms through unemployment insurance benefits as well as connecting millions of job searchers with employers in an effort to strengthen and empower the people of the state of California to get themselves back on track. You can visit the Employment Development Department website at: www.edd.ca.gov/

Eligibility

Eligibility

For a citizen of California to be entitled to unemployment benefits, a specific, predetermined set of eligibility requirements must be met. An in-depth list can be found here.

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Benefits

Benefits

Your maximum benefit amount is the total amount of assistance you can expect to and will receive during your "benefit year." This is based on certain averages and reports.

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Eligibility

Apply

To apply for unemployment benefits visit California's web site, or place a telephone call. Before filing, be sure to have specific information on hand to answer the questionnaire.

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Appeal

Appeal

If you are denied the financial assistance that unemployment insurance benefits bring, you are legally entitled to an appeal and/or hearing to state your case.

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