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Old 01-27-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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Hi Everyone! I'm in California. I got laid off from my job of 8 months. Do you know If I can get Unemployment benefits even if I only work for 8 months?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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You have to have worked for at least 6 months so you should be fine.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:06 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
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Yes you can. Apply online with the CA EDD ASAP.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:01 PM
 
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Something like that just apply and let them say no. Nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: California
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Something like that just apply and let them say no. Nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Agreed. The tricky part is the "base" year period they use for calculating benefits usually begins 15 months prior to the day you apply. In other words, if you just got laid off in Jan 2013 your "base" will be Oct 2012 thru Sept 2012, giving you just 4 months of income to base benefits on. You many not have the earnings to get a whole lot but file anyway.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:53 PM
 
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Thank you Everyone!
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
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Good luck! When a door closes, another one will open!
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Good luck! When a door closes, another one will open!
Like, the EDD?
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