California Unemployment Weekly Certification

In order to keep receiving an unemployment check every week you must file a weekly certification, also known as a weekly claim or continued claim.

The purpose of filing a weekly certification is to tell the unemployment agency that you:

1. Are currently looking for a job.
2. Did not do any work this week.
3. Did not make any money this week (unless you are allowed to by the terms of your unemployment.)
4. Did not find another job.
5. Still want to receive an unemployment check or payment this week.

Therefore, it is very important to file your weekly certification every week to keep receiving your unemployment check.

If you delay in filing your weekly certification, you may not get your unemployment check on time.

Click Here: Weekly Reminder Email to get a reminder email sent to you every week so that you don't forget to file you weekly claim. This is a free service of because we want to make sure you file your weekly claim on time, and get your unemployment payment on time.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the FAQ Page, click here: California Unemployment FAQ

To go the main California Unemployment page, click here: California Unemployment

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# Michelle 2011-12-11 11:41
I have an open claim in California, I accepted a commission based job after receiving only one check and quit that job because of the fact it was too painful to perform physically standing outside all day and also because there is no way I was going to be able make money to support my family - selling cars and I received no money in the one week I was there in training, does this affect my current claim since I received no pay but I took and quit the job?
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# Jonathan B 2012-06-12 18:06
I recently received notice that I must stated my activities towards finding a job (i.e. 3 potential interviews/activities per cycle) to maintain eligibility. I have recently accepted a position in Germany, but it won't start until Mid-September. Technically, I have found work, but it hasn't started yet. Do I still have to keep up my job search to maintain benefits until I move? Can I count activity towards moving as "seeking work"? Do I simply lose my benefits since I have technically found work even though it hasn't started yet? How is this unique instance handled?

Thank You,

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# Sam 2012-07-05 01:21
If I go out of the country while I receive Unemployment benefits,
will the EDD find out about it.? What If I tell them that I am out for one month and not receive it for that month. Can I continue to get the benefits when I come back?

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# Ratana 2012-10-07 19:16
I am trying to register using the EDD WebCert and received a message at the bottom of the screen "The personal identification information provided is invalid. Please check the values and try again. If the problem persists, please try again in an hour." When it gave this message, it blank out the password and the confirmed password fields. I have tried this so many times throughout the day and could not register, and I am so frustrated. All fields have been input correctly. What could be the issue? On the continued claim form that was mailed to me, it has my first name abbreviated. The top part with "R. Lastname" and the bottom has "R Lastname". I have tried both mentioned and the full name. I have also tried IE8, Mozilla, and Safari thinking that might be the case. All have failed...any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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# Dana 2013-01-15 00:11
Hi Ratana,

I am having the saem problem. So frustrating! Did you ever get a resolution for this?

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