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UI OnlineSM will Replace EDD Web-CertSM

Now that UI OnlineSM is available, EDD Web-CertSM will be deactivated in the near future. Customers are encouraged to begin using UI OnlineSM now so that they may take advantage of the expanded certification and UI claim management features. To learn more about the transition, visit the EDD Web CertSM Deactivation FAQs page.

For added convenience, UI Online MobileSM is available for smartphone and tablet users.


About EDD Web-CertSM

EDD Web-CertSM is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Certifying online using EDD Web-CertSM eliminates mailing time, postage costs, and common errors made on the paper Continued Claim form (DE 4581) that cause a delay in benefit payments.

EDD Web-CertSM gives most claimants the additional option to certify online instead of sending in the paper Continued Claim Form (DE 4581). If the conditions below apply to you, you cannot use EDD Web-CertSM and must submit your paper Continued Claim Form. You must mail your paper Continued Claim Form for any weeks the following conditions exist:

*Refer to the Fraud Prevention and Detection Activities for Work and Wages page for information on how to properly report work and wages to avoid disqualifications, overpayments that must be repaid, and penalties for committing fraud.

While most claimants will be able to use the online option, claimants participating in the following UI programs will not be able to certify online at this time:

Reminder: Continued Claim Forms must be submitted within 14 days of the week ending date or the last payment date, whichever is later. Also, do not submit your Continued Claim Form before the latest week ending date shown. Submitting the certification early or late (over 14 days) may result in a delay or denial of UI benefits. The questions asked on EDD Web-CertSM are the same questions on the paper Continued Claim form. The paper claim form will continue to be issued to you, regardless of which certification method you use during a certification period. If you certify for benefits online using EDD Web-CertSM, you must maintain and keep a separate record of your work search for each week. You do not need to mail your work search each week to the EDD. You must maintain a record at home that is immediately available if the EDD asks for your work search information.

To certify using EDD Web-CertSM, you will be asked to register a user name and password. An e-mail address can be used as a user name. The EDD will never share your user name or e-mail address with any other agency or business, and no e-mails will be sent to you regarding your certification.

EDD Web-CertSM Tips

Before You Start

Information you will need before beginning the EDD Web-CertSM process:

Registration Information

You will be asked to register some personal and claim information. It is important that you remember your user name, your password, the security questions you chose, and the answers you provided. You can print the registration page and save it for your records.

Account Information

Choose your own user name that is a minimum of 8 characters in length. It can be any combination of letters, numbers, or special symbols. You may use an e-mail address as your user name.

Password Recovery Questions

Claim History

Completing the On-line Continued Claim Certification

Using Public Computers (Job Centers, libraries, Internet cafés, etc.)

To ensure the security of your personal information, be sure to log out and close the browser when you are finished using your EDD Web-CertSM account.

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