California’s Employment Development Department for Unemployment Insurance

California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) manages the Unemployment Insurance (UI) and State Disability Insurance (SDI) programs for the State of California. SDI includes both Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL). You can file a claim for all of these programs online, by phone, or by mail.

Mail – CA EDD Unemployment Insurance
Employment Development Department
P.O. Box 826880 – UIPCD, MIC 40
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

California CA Employment Development Department (EDD) page

The individual files a claim for UI benefits using one of the following methods:

  • Access eApply4UI:
    Answers to questions are entered online. After the application is completed the individual submits it online to the Department. Note: This is the fastest way to file your claim.
  • Contact EDD by phone:
    Individuals will speak to a Department representative who will ask a series of questions and record the responses.
  • Complete a paper UI Application, DE 1101I:
    The application can be completed online and printed, or it can be printed and completed by hand. The application can then be faxed or mailed to the EDD for processing using the fax number or mailing address on the application.

1 thought on “California’s Employment Development Department for Unemployment Insurance

  1. Chrisitne

    How long until I can open my unemployment claim again. I lost my previous job 9/2017, I received 3 weeks unemployment, took a job 10/2017 and am now out of work again. Can I still collect from the first claim?


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