Unemployment claims can be filed on https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/, forms are only available in English and Spanish. In the last month there have been over 1 million new claims. The recent Coronavirus Response Bill passed by Congress increases unemployment insurance amounts, also allows independent contractors and sole proprietors (1099’s) who have lost work or seen a major reduction in hours to apply.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
- Helpline for Unemployment Insurance, State Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave: 415-484-2209.
California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
- Provides help in English and Vietnamese for filing Unemployment Insurance
Tony Nguyen TonyNguyen@ahschc.org 415-505-4599
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfmxo12RTB4&t=7s (Video in Vietnamese about applying for Unemployment Insurance).
Lao Family Community Development
- Phone Appointments available with their staff from their Oakland and San Pablo offices on Unemployment Insurance, Calworks and other assistance programs.