How Do I File A Claim For Benefits?

You can file for benefits using one of the following methods:

1. Contact the Employment Development Department by telephone:English: 1­800­300­5616 Spanish: 1­800­326­8937 TTY: 1­800­ 815­9387

2. Access eApply4UI :

The eApply4UI application is available as from the EDD home page. Answers to questions are entered on­line. After the application is completed the individual submits it on­line to the Department.

Complete an Unemployment Insurance Application: DE 1101I ­ English DE 1101I/S/ ­ Spanish

The DE 1101 I is printed, completed by hand and either faxed or mailed to the Department:

P.O. Box 419000
Sacramento, CA 95841­9000

Fax: 1­866­215­9159

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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