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EDD Closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Employment Development Department offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. For Unemployment, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave claimants, benefit payments may require an additional 1-2 days for processing. Visit the State Holidays page for more information.

Scheduled Maintenance: Unemployment Insurance Self-Service Applications

Due to scheduled system maintenance, UI OnlineSM, UI Online MobileSM, EDD Tele-CertSM, and automated payment information by phone will be unavailable Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. through Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Please check back after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2017 to access these applications.

For information about payments made to your EDD Debit CardSM, visit

We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience during these times and appreciate your patience as we continue to upgrade our systems.

UI Online is a fast, convenient, and secure way for Unemployment Insurance (UI) customers to access claim information, certify for benefits*, and manage their claims 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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

UI Online features include:

  • Certify for continued benefits and report work and wages.*
  • View detailed payment information for all processed payments.
  • Update contact information and set personal preferences.
  • Reopen an existing claim without speaking to a representative.
  • View all scheduled appointments and reschedule a phone interview appointment.
  • View, print or request an official copy of your Form 1099G tax information for up to the past five years.
  • Receive Instant notifications and important messages from the EDD such as when weeks are available for certification or if your claim needs to be reopened.

*Customers on Partial or Work Sharing claims are unable to certify for benefits or reopen an existing claim using UI Online at this time, but can access all other features of the system.

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