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W2: Am I eligible for regular UI?

Updated: Feb 10

Am I eligible?

EDD website for full explanation of eligibility here


It states the following to be eligible, you must have "earned enough wages", and be:

  • Totally/partially unemployed

  • Unemployed through no fault of your own

  • Physically able to work

  • Available to work

  • Ready and willing to accept work immediately

  • Actively looking for work (though during the pandemic this is not required)


What does "earning enough wages" mean?

  • Find out if you've earned enough wages by reading this fact sheet here or get access to the Tools & Calculators here



When you "certify" for your weeks and in answering the 6 questions, EDD expects you to be the following in order to be eligible:

  • Totally/partially unemployed

  • Unemployed through no fault of your own

  • Physically able to work

  • Available to work