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.