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Job Seeking: File for Unemployment

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California EDD Unemployment Insurance

Before Going Online - Information You Need

Having a filled-in paper UI form makes transferring the data to the online form go more quickly. Filing electornically is the quickest way to file. 

Filing a Claim? Reserve a Computer

Your application will need to be completed in one session.

You may wish to reserve a 2-hour computer to do this. Reserve Here

Two hour computers are available at:

Danville, Dougherty Station Computer Lab, Hercules, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Prewett Computer Lab, Pleasant Hill Computer Lab,  San Pablo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek Technology Center allow for up to 2 hours computer time.

The computer reservation system only shows two hour internet/word processing time slots that are open up to three days in advance.  Walk-in is on a first come first served basis.  One hour computers may reserved up to two days in advance.


Coping with Job Loss

Other U.I. Sites

Unemployment Insurance Application Form

Help for the New Computer User

This Internet Application for Unemployment Insurance Benefits is an electronic form that makes use of fields, lists, buttons and boxes to collect information. Below are some examples showing each kind of field.

Instructions for filling out computer form

Be aware

  • When completing the online application, do not use any features that automatically fill your personal information, such as Google’s Autofill, Internet Explorer’s AutoComplete, or other similar features. If such features are used, it will cause entries in your online application to be incorrect.