I moved to California in the beginning of 2016, I worked full time all year and was laid off on Friday. I am not officially a California resident. Would I be able to collect unemployment in CA?
Thanks for any insight,
If you moved here over a year ago and worked here for a year, you are likely a resident for purposes of the EDD. Residency can mean many things in different situations, and what you describe sounds like residency in many of them if you have an intention to stay here as you collect the benefits.
Good luck to you.
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People residing in California can collect UI benefits earned in another state. When you go to file your claim, the base period will be the first four of the last six completed quarters. What you earned in California in those quarters will decide your weekly benefit amount and the total amount that you can collect during the one year "claim year". Be sure to tell the claim rep, when you file, that you have wages in another state. You may not need to include the wages from your former state in order to have a full claim, but you can ask to have your benefits calculated with both states' wages. It will be called a multi-state claim.
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