HOW TO FILE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS IN CA?
Californians who may be missing work because of the novel coronavirus can apply for benefits through the state's EDD. Specific policies instituted as a result of the coronavirus can be seen here (also available in Spanish). The department is providing workers and caregivers various options to collect payment.
Sick or quarantined Californians who are unable to work as a result of the virus can file a disability insurance claim online.
If you're unable to work because you're taking care of a sick or quarantined relative with COVID-19, you can file a paid family leave claim.
Those who have had reduced hours or have lost their job due to their employer shutting down operations, can file an unemployment insurance claim.
It typically takes three weeks for EDD to process a claim and issue a payment, but Levy said this timeframe is changing on a daily basis. EDD plans to keep Californians informed as the situation evolves.
EDD encourages Californians to check the COVID-19 resources page for developments.