California Unemployment Continued Claims

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

The purpose of filing a continued claim is to tell the unemployment agency that you:

1. Are actively looking for work.
2. Have not done any work this week.
3. Have not made any money this week (unless you are allowed to by the terms of your unemployment.)
4. Have not found a new job.
5. Want to receive an unemployment check or payment this week.

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

If you delay in filing your continued claim, 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.

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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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# Sarah 2011-02-14 15:19
I have not received my information that I need to file my taxes. I need to know how much I received for my unemployment. How do I find that out?
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# danny 2011-07-10 15:53
can I transfer my unmeployment to ca from az.?
I have 0ne year and six month left...
(( I need your help asap ))
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# dbean69 2011-07-15 19:30
I worked for 35 years and got laid off. I collected my 99 weeks and then accepted a job 60 miles round trip for 7 months until it ended. I refiled for edd benefits and my 26 weeks will expire in Oct. I have since relocated to Austin, Texas and my checks are being sent here.
Ouestion: Since I have moved from Ca. to Tx. will I still qualify for any of Ca. extentions?
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# Aescamilla 2011-07-19 14:47
My husband was originally back in 2008 and he exhausted his 99 weeks of unemployment benefits. on February 2011 he was hired for a company but he just got laif off after only 5 months. does he qualify for umeployment benefits again???
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# Marilyn 2012-01-09 20:01
I'm not computer literate & I'm trying to find out where to go to get an extension on my unemployment benefits. It expires on April 21, 2012 and I only have $$351.00 left. I only get $124.00 a week, so that leaves me with less than 3 weeks of funds left even before April, and I'm still looking for a job!
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# Blue 2012-04-20 22:45
Laid off in Sept. 2011 Found a job 2 mos. later. Worked that job for 3 mos. got a different job have been there now 6 wks. looking to start a different job but will only last 2 mos. or so...If I reopen my claim from Sept do I still qualify for the extensions up to 99 wks benefits ?
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# laurie 2012-07-21 15:53
I have filed an appeal, but need to continue to fill out weekly claim forms. Will the EDD keep sending them to me or do I need to get the form from another source?
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# Carol 2012-12-01 12:51
I'm confused. I was laid off in March, 2012 in California. My claim expires 03/23/2013, however my claim balance is $76, and it's only December, 2012. When I received my most recent "Continued Claim" to complete it is only allowing me to fill out for one week, since I guess I only have the $76 left, but then why say the claim expires on 03/23/2013? Is that another process to collect more unemployement beyond the $76?
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# milena 2013-02-15 23:17
i did not get my continue form from Edd for the Mont of February what i do i send email no answer from Edd
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# Jbls in cali 2013-05-25 17:19
My claims says that it expires in November 2013, ive received it since Nov 2012 but it says that I only have one more week of payments. do I file an Euc extension?
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# YNow? 2017-12-13 00:20
I started to receive benefits 6/2017 and it says my claim expires 6/2018. It has been about 6 months and my claim balance is nearing $0. I have been unlucky in finding a job and I am not sure what I should do went the balance hits $0. Do I have to file a new claim? Does the state of California allow "extensions" ?
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