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All things FED-ED

Updated: Feb 10

Information from EDD page here


What is FED-ED?

  • The Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED) extension provides up to 20 weeks of additional benefits for people who used all of their unemployment benefits

  • FED-ED also adds 7 weeks to the PUA program, making PUA a maximum of 46 weeks

  • FED-ED can only be paid only after people have collected all regular UI benefits as well as PEUC (Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation)

  • FED-ED will continue until California's unemployment rate drops below a certain level -- there is no end date for the extended benefit period as of now

What makes me eligible?

  • If you are unemployed and you:

  • Have a regular UI claim that started on or after May 19, 2019

  • Used all benefits on UI claim and PEUC, or your claim has expired

  • Do not qualify for new UI claim in CA or any other state

  • Meet UI eligible requirements and are not disqualified

  • Made enough earnings in the base period of your regular UI claim (see next question)



How do I find if I made enough earnings in my base period to qualify?

Continue reading below for how the math works or you can get access to the Tools & Calculators here to check you eligibility.