Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs, had their hours reduced, or had their businesses affected during economic downturns like the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The federal unemployment benefit programs associated with the pandemic have ended. For more information, visit Federal Provisions for Unemployment. However, you may still be eligible for regular unemployment benefits or other support services from the EDD. For faster and more convenient access to those services, we encourage the use of our online options.
- Beginning July 23, 2021, if you have received at least one payment on your unemployment claim and have pending certifications for more than two weeks, we will process conditional payments while we determine eligibility.
- Starting July 11, 2021, most people on unemployment are expected to search for work to maintain their eligibility for benefits. Learn more about how to meet the work search requirement.
- For the latest Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim data, visit our Data Dashboard.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to questions you may have about COVID-19, EDD benefit programs, and more.Visit COVID-19 FAQs
Find the resources you need to file for unemployment, disability, or Paid Family Leave benefits and how to get back to work quickly.Access Worker Resources
If you need help with your UI claim, visit Contact Us.
- Employers: Reopening Your Business and Hiring Employees – Valuable no-cost programs, resources, and services.
- Labor and Workforce Development Agency – Resources for employers and workers including workers’ compensation and paid sick leave.
- Labor Commissioner’s Office FAQs – Employee leave options, compensation, and salary.
- Department of Fair Employment and Housing – Job protection and employment discrimination.
- COVID-19 Worker Benefits and Leave Navigator – Answer a few questions to find benefits you may qualify for.
- COVID-19 Financial Resources – State programs and assistance including food, eviction protection, and mortgage relief.
- Essential Needs – Includes food, health, housing, and other assistance.
- CalFresh – Provides monthly food assistance to people and families with low income, including those who lost their job because of the pandemic.
- California Public Utilities Commission – Learn what utility assistance programs are available.
- Covered California – Resources to get information and apply for low- or no-cost health insurance.
- California Department of Public Health
- COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Digital and Translated Materials
- Federal Unemployment Benefits End (PDF)
- Federal Unemployment Benefits End – Armenian (PDF)
- Federal Unemployment Benefits End – Simplified Chinese (PDF)
- Federal Unemployment Benefits End – Traditional Chinese (PDF)
- Federal Unemployment Benefits End – Korean (PDF)
- Federal Unemployment Benefits End – Tagalog (PDF)
- Federal Unemployment Benefits End – Vietnamese (PDF)