State Unemployment Insurance

State Unemployment Insurance ( Disaster/Emergency Issues, Economic Stimulus Issues )


Federal unemployment benefit programs under the CARES Act end on September 4, 2021. This includes:

- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
- Pandemic Additional Compensation (PAC)
- Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC)

Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED) benefits will no longer be payable after September 11, 2021.

For more information, please visit the EDD at

Beginning Monday, April 20, 2021 the EDD Call Center will be available Monday through Sunday, 8:00am to 8:00pm.
(800) 300-5616 - English
(800) 326-8937 - Spanish
(800) 547-3506 - Mandarin
(866) 303-0706 - Cantonese
(800) 547-2058 - Vietnamese

The automated self-service line remains available Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day.
(866) 333-4606 - English/Spanish

CARES Act Information:
As part of the federal CARES Act, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program has assisted unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits who are out of business, or whose services are significantly impacted as a direct result of the pandemic.

For more information, please visit:

See the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY - INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE for additional information regarding stimulus funds.

See the UNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION for additional information regarding stimulus funds and loans which may be available for small businesses.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE See information above. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE Not applicable.
Application Procedure


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