Ways to File or Reopen Your UI Claim

Unemployment Insurance Applications

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The Employment Development Department (EDD) offers several methods for filing or reopening Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims.

File or Reopen Online
File or Reopen by Phone
File or Reopen by Mail or Fax
Ex-Servicemembers and Federal Employment

 

File or Reopen Online (Recommended)

Use eApply4UI to apply for UI or reopen a UI claim online. File online at your convenience.

Advantages of eApply4UI

  • Fastest way to file or reopen your claim.
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Helps reduce delays due to common errors made on paper applications.
  • Secure and reliable.
  • Confirmation number is provided.

For more information or to file for UI online: eApply4UI

 

File or Reopen by Phone

You can file or reopen a UI claim over the phone with an EDD customer service representative.

  • English: 1-800-300-5616
  • Spanish: 1-800-326-8937
  • Chinese (Cantonese): 1-800-547-3506
  • Chinese (Mandarin): 1-866-303-0706
  • Vietnamese: 1-800-547-2058

Call the EDD between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, Pacific time, Monday through Friday. This service is not available on State holidays.

 

File or Reopen by Mail or Fax

You can file or reopen a UI claim by using our paper application available through eApply4UI. The application can be completed online and printed, or it can be printed and completed by hand. The application can then be faxed or mailed to the EDD for processing.

Mailing Address:
EDD
P.O. Box 12906
Oakland, CA 94604-2906
Note: Extra postage is required.

Fax Number: 1-866-215-9159

 

Ex-Servicemembers and Federal Employment

If you served in the Military during the last 18 months and/or if you worked for an agency of the Federal government during the last 18 months, you may be able to apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits by phone or by using our paper application available through eApply4UI. The paper application can be filled out online and printed, or printed and completed by hand. You can mail or fax your completed application to the EDD office listed on the application for processing.

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