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Guide for Unemployed Persons

I just got laid off. How do I file for unemployment?

If you received a W-2 and your status is any of the following:

  • You are fully or partially unemployed because of a layoff, furlough, reduced wages, or reduced hours.
  • Your employment status has been affected by COVID-19.
  • You and your family are impacted by school closures.
  • Your unemployment claim expired.

You can apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) through UI Online.

You may also opt to apply for unemployment through phone, mail, or fax.

Source: EDD

This article was written and edited by the Tayo editorial desk and has been reviewed by an independent panel of subject matter experts.

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