Updated: Feb 10
All questions related to bi-weekly certification
I certified via online, but got the paper version in the mail (or vice versa). Should I fill it out?
No, don't send in a duplicate. If you already did both, it's okay -- it'll show up as duplicate in your claim history.
Do I need to send my certification (paper version) by the date it says on there?
Do not send your paper certifications early to avoid delays. See here for more info.
If you certify by mail, submit it within 14 days of the Complete and Mail This Form on date
What should I put for question #3 - did I search for work?
When you hit "yes", a detailed work search will be the next page. You can hit "next" to skip the page since work search is not required during the pandemic.
Before the pandemic, EDD states that to be eligible for UI, you have to always be searching for full time work. Due to COVID-19, searching for work is technically not required due to the crisis and they recommend to answer this question honestly.
Prior to the pandemic, by answering NO to question #3, the system will automatically disqualify you from receiving benefits. Supposedly they fixed that and are more "flexible" on that question now.
How do I answer the 6 questions?
EDD states the following -- to be eligible you have to be: