Q: Our son has been on unemployment in California for a year. We live in Washington state and think he
Could find a job here. But, he is concerned he will loose his U/I benefits and be without income until he finds a job here. Is this true?
A: The EDD places certain qualifying criterea on people seeking unemployment. An individual who files for unemployment insurance benefits in California must meet specific eligibility requirements before benefits can be paid. Individuals must:
1. Have received enough wages during the base period to establish a claim
2. Be totally or partially unemployed
3. Be unemployed through no fault of his/her own
4. Be physically able to work
5. Be available for work which means to be ready and willing to immediately accept work
6. Be actively looking for work
7. Meet eligibility requirements each week benefits are claimed
8. Be approved for training before training benefits can be paid
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