Pandemic Unemployment Application Full Walk through – California self employed and gig workers can file for unemployment successfully. In this video I talk about the benefits, answer common questions and show you each step of the online application process. Please note that I am a self employed individual – please note that I am sharing my own research and experience and you should consult a professional at the EDD, your attorney, or accountant regarding your particular issues.
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*****Additional Videos in This Series*****
HOW TO CERTIFY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGlaLxnHZ_8&feature=youtu.be
HOW TO CHECK YOUR STATUS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nPsSNE7Yjs&t=2s
EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR EDD CARD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1_EewhY2pI
*****IMPORTANT INFO If you are a small business owner, independent contractor, self-employed worker, freelancer, or gig worker, here’s how to answer key questions in the application form******
on the Employment History screen when you supply your last employer information, select No.
on the Availability Information page, answer question 7 with No.
on the Disaster Information page, answer question 1a.3 with “You are an independent contractor.” If you got paid in cash, select “None of these options apply to me.”
PUA FAQ https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/pandemic-unemployment-assistance/faqs.htm
PUA INFO https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.htm
EDD STATES YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LOOK FOR WORK: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Eligibility.htm
UNEMPLOYMENT GUIDE https://unemployment.edd.ca.gov/guide
AFTER YOU SUBMIT: https://unemployment.edd.ca.gov/guide#after-you-submit
RECEIVING YOUR BENEFITS: https://unemployment.edd.ca.gov/guide#receive-benefits
EDD Self Service Phone Line: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/UI_Automated_Self-Service_Line.htm
Bank of America EDD Card Services Phone Number: 1-866-692-9374
TIPS FROM EDD FOR FILING YOUR APPLICATION:
Everyone (UI and PUA applicants) uses the same form. Register or log in with Benefit Programs Online and click “File New Claim.”
File a new claim if you have already applied for UI but are eligible for PUA because you are a business owner, independent contractor, self-employed worker, freelancer, or gig worker affected by COVID-19, and you have not already appealed a $0 award notice, been asked to verify your identity, or requested a wage investigation.
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