duration of Unemployment Insurance (UI)
claim in California
is up to 26 weeks of benefits.
because we are in an economic downturn,
there are many extensions available.
If you haven`t found employment by the end of the regular period then add to that the first federal extension of up to 20 weeks of benefits.
If you are still jobless,
you can apply for a second fed extension
of up to 13 weeks of more benefits.
if you have collected all of the previous claims,
you can now apply for an additional extended benefit program known as the FED-ED extension
which will give you up to another 20 weeks of UI benefits.
the answer to how long you can get unemployment benefits in California is up to 79 weeks!