File a New Claim on eApply4UI or Reopen a Claim on UI OnlineSM
If you stop certifying for UI benefits on UI OnlineSM, EDD Tele-CertSM
or by not mailing the Continued Claim form (even for one week) your UI claim becomes
inactive. You must first reopen your claim to resume certifying for UI benefit payments
during your 52-week benefit year period for a regular UI claim. If the benefit year
of your UI claim has ended, you must apply for a new claim.
A new or reopened claim takes effect the Sunday of the week in which you apply to
file or reopen a UI claim. This means you must file a new claim or reopen your claim
during the first week you want to claim benefits. Once you file a new claim or reopen
your claim, week(s) to certify for benefits will be made available on your UI OnlineSM
account. You must log in to your UI OnlineSM and certify for benefits.
For now, a paper Continued Claim form (DE 4581) will be mailed to you. To discontinue
receiving continued claim forms in the mail, simply log in to your UI OnlineSM
account, choose paperless certification, and do not return the Continued Claim form.
Certifying for benefits on your UI OnlineSM account is a fast, convenient
UI OnlineSM: Reopen a Claim, Certify for Benefits and Manage Your
The fastest and most intuitive way to reopen your claim is through your
UI OnlineSM account. Log in to your UI OnlineSM account
and select the “Reopen Your Claim” button and answer all of the questions.
is a fast, convenient, and secure way for UI customers to reopen a current claim,
certify for benefits, access claim information, and manage your claim 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
eApply4UI: File a New Claim
Select the “Continue” button to complete the application for a new UI claim.