The questions that follow on the next screens will direct you to the appropriate Unemployment Insurance (UI) application method that is right for you. While most customers will be able to use eApply4UI to file a new UI claim or re-open an existing UI claim online, some customers may be required to file a claim by phone or by mail using the paper application.
If you stop certifying for UI benefits (by mailing the Continued Claim form, using EDD Web-CertSM or EDD Tele-CertSM), possibly even for one week, your UI claim becomes inactive. If you want to start certifying for UI benefits again, you must first re-open your claim. You can re-open your claim any time during your 52-week benefit year for regular UI claims. If your benefit year has ended, you must apply for a new claim. To re-open your claim, you may begin the process by selecting the “Continue” button below.
A new or re-opened claim takes effect the Sunday of the week you contact the EDD to file or re-open a UI claim. This means you must contact the EDD during the first week you want to claim benefits. Once you file a new claim or re-open your claim, a Continued Claim form will be issued to you.
You can also apply for the federal extended benefits online by selecting the “Continue” button below and completing the entire application.
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