California UI is a government program designed to provide temporary financial assistance to eligible individuals who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.
Unemployment Insurance program is funded by employer payroll taxes and administered by the California Employment Development Department (EDD).
If the your California UI application is approved, the claimant will be required to certify every two weeks to confirm their continued eligibility and to receive payment.
To qualify for UI benefits in California, you must have worked in the state during the past 12 to 18 months and meet certain earnings requirements.
The amount of your benefits is based on your past earnings and ranges from $40 to $450 per week. There is a maximum weekly benefit amount that varies from year to year.
In California, the maximum duration of UI benefits is 26 weeks. During times of high unemployment, the federal government may extend the number of weeks.