California Unemployment Office

Sometimes it is difficult to get through to the CA unemployment phone number, or you have questions that the website just can't answer, so you have to go to talk to someone face to face at the CA unemployment office.

There is probably a CA unemployment office in your town or county. Most states have one in every county. Be prepared though. Many people are applying for unemployment at the same time, and your local California unemployment office could be very crowded, and you might have to wait in long lines in order to see someone.

Here are some tips when going to the CA unemployment office:

1. Go early. Be there at least 1 hour before the office opens.
2. Dress appropriately. It will be very hot in the summer, and very cold in the winter. Dress appropriately for the temperature and time of year.
3. Pack a lunch. You will probably have to wait a long time in line, and will probably get hungry. Pack a lunch and bring lots of water to drink to stay hydrated.
4. Bring your medicine. If you take medications that you can't miss - make sure you bring all of the medicine that you will have to take for that day, just in case you are there all day long.
5. Bring a pen or pencil. You will need one to fill out the application and to take notes.

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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If you can't find the answer to your question, you can fill out the comment form below and I will answer your question ASAP, or you can ask the The Unemployment Expert or you can post your question in the Unemployment Forum

Comments  

 
# Cesar 2011-12-01 18:50
Can I switch my weekly paper claim filing to electronic filing; if so how do I do this? I can't seem to find an answer on the website.

Thanks

Cesar
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# sidney 2012-02-08 23:15
I inadvertently sent in two monthly forms late. As a result I was informed during a phone interview with EDD that I am not eligible to receive benefits for those two months and advised to file an appeal. The EDD representative said that she would mail me the appropriate forms, but I have not received them. I cannot find any information on the website regarding the proper way to appeal this and am unable to get through on the 800-300-5616 line (the only phone listed). Thank you.
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# deborah 2012-05-11 18:48
In ca,..My hours are going from 24 to 16 hrs per week. my wages qualify me for the max $450 per week. however will I qualify for the full benefit if I'm still working those 16 hrs for the same employer?
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# Jake 2013-01-06 15:50
Just got a letter from edd. My reglar benfits run out after 26 weeks. I am not geting extended benfits. I have working for 40 years with out help. I have appled for 35 to 40 jobs. Can someone tell me what is going on.
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