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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

EDD Tele-CertSM

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EDD Tele-Cert is a fast and convenient way to certify for your Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits over the phone by calling the UI Self-Service Phone Line at 1−866−333−4606.

The questions asked are the same as on the paper Continued Claim Form, DE 4581.

Benefits of EDD Tele-Cert

Accessing EDD Tele-Cert

System Limitations

If you need to report work and wages or a change of address or phone number, you will need to certify for benefits with UI OnlineSM or mail the paper Continued Claim form, DE 4581.

Additionally, if you are participating in a Work Sharing or Partials program, you can only certify by mail using the forms provided by your employer.

Avoid Payment Delays: Do not mail your paper claim form for any of the same week(s) you certify using the EDD Tele-Cert. If you make an error, Contact UI as soon as possible.