Unemployment Insurance is funded entirely by employer paid taxes and provides payment for loss of salary resulting from a job termination when you are ready, willing, and able to work. You should file s as soon as you become unemployed.
There are three ways to file a claim:
File online with eApply4UI – the fast, easy way to file a UI claim.
Access eApply4UI at https://edd.ca.gov/ui_online
File by contacting a customer service representative at 1-800-300-5616
Mail of Fax
File by mailing or faxing UI Application by accessing the paper application online at