Calculator - Unemployment Insurance
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit calculator will provide you with an estimate of your weekly UI benefit amount, which can range from $40 to $450 per week. Once you file your claim, the EDD will verify your eligibility and wage information to determine your weekly benefit amount (WBA). For more information, refer to How Unemployment Insurance Benefits Are Computed (PDF) or the Unemployment Insurance Benefit Table (PDF).
To get started, gather your total wages from all employers for the last 18 months and follow the steps below.
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Why can I only choose a Sunday date?
A: Unemployment claims generally begin the Sunday of the week that the individual first contacts the EDD to file a claim.
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Enter your wages, before taxes or other withholdings, for the following months and round to the nearest dollar. Include vacation pay, tips, residual payments, commissions, and bonuses. Do not include severance pay.
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You’re almost done!
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Based on your reported information, your highest quarterly earnings were
Your estimated weekly benefit will be
Your estimated weekly benefit amount is $0 because you did not earn enough during your base period to qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits. For more information, visit Meeting Eligibility Requirements.
This amount is just an estimate. It does not include the Pandemic Additional Compensation of $600 per week provided by the federal CARES Act. The extra payments are automatically added to your weekly benefit amount between March 29, 2020 and July 25, 2020.
Once you file your claim, the EDD will verify your eligibility and wage information to determine your weekly benefit amount. The actual amount will be mailed to you. For more information on the UI Program, visit the UI home page.