How Do I Apply for EDD Online?

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Times are turbulent for millions of Americans across America who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as states reopen and many employees get back to work, job security will remain tenuous as businesses try to recover. No matter where you live in the U.S., it’s important to know how to apply for unemployment benefits if you should lose your job.

In the State of California, the Employment Development Department (EDD) offers many services to help citizens with employment-related issues. If you’ve recently been laid off or lost your job, you can file for unemployment benefits. The EDD also provides assistance to farmworkers, and it's the place to turn when families need help exercising their rights to paid family leave when they have a baby or a medical emergency. Residents can visit local offices throughout the state to apply for benefits in person, but many individuals choose to apply online for convenience.