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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Days and Hours of Service

EDD representatives are available by phone:

For added convenience, the EDD offers the following self-help tools to file a new claim, certify for benefits, get payment information and manage your UI claim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

File a new claim with eApply4UI
The fastest way to apply for a new Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim.
File online for unemployment insurance benefits any time, at your convenience, in English or Spanish.

Reopen an existing claim with UI OnlineSM

Ask a Question using Ask EDD
The easiest way to ask questions about your claim. Representatives respond within 7 to 10 days.

Call the UI Self-Service Phone Line
The quickest way to access your payment information.

To speak with a representative, refer to the UI Phone Numbers.

Note: More comprehensive self-service options are available using the Internet with UI OnlineSM.