By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Californians can file for unemployment and learn more about available benefits through the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) website at: edd.ca.gov.
Those who have had reduced hours or have lost their job due to their employer shutting down operations, can file an unemployment insurance claim as well.
Sick or quarantined individuals who are unable to work as a result of the virus can file a disability insurance claim online. If you’re unable to work because you’re taking care of a sick or quarantined relative with COVID-19, you can file a paid family leave claim. The department is also providing workers and caregivers various options to collect payment.
Specific policies and information instituted as a result of COVID-19 can be found on this webpage: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/faqs.htm.
It typically takes three weeks for EDD to process a claim and issue a payment, but this timeframe is changing daily as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.