In this video, you'll learn how to apply for unemployment insurance benefits in the state of California. To apply for these benefits, you'll need to ensure that you are completely unemployed or working less than full time, ready and looking for work, and have worked within the last 18 months. When your job has ended or when your employer has cut back your hours, you should immediately apply for unemployment insurance benefits. Before doing so, though, you'll want to make sure you have the following information handy: - Your social security number - Your full name, as well as any other names, nicknames, or maiden names that you might have used previously - Your telephone number - Your driver's license or ID card number - Information about previous employers, including their name as it appears on pay stub or W-2 form, mailing address, phone number, last supervisor, and reasons for discontinuation of work - Names of all employers you've worked for - Start and end dates for each employer - Gross earnings by those employers, including increment of payment (hourly, weekly, etc.) and additional payments. With all of this information in hand, you can now apply for your benefits. Filing online is generally considered to be the quickest and easiest method. If you choose to file your claim online, simply visit EDD.dot.ca.gov to safely enter this information. If you're looking for additional information about filing for your unemployment benefits in the state of California, you can visit the link below.