How to Apply for Unemployment (UI) for CA Optometrists (Step by Step Guide)
[Disclaimer] This article was written to the best of our knowledge with the latest news released from the Federal government. Some information may change/modify so we will keep the information updated to the best of our ability
On March 26, 2020, To further alleviate the unemployment crisis, the senate approved a $2 Trillion stimulus package which includes an expansion and increase in the amount of unemployment benefits available to those who are financially affected by COVID-19.
Please FIRST read This FAQ "Unemployment benefits for you and your employees" which goes into great details on what the Federal stimulus package cover.
Since we are based in California, we decided to create this step-by-step guide. But again, this will be applicable to other states website as well:
(1) To Estimate your Unemployment Insurance
This Step by Step Guide will help walk you through the process, in regards to unemployment benefits.
For the question: Are you unemployed as a direct result of a recent disaster (for example: earthquake, flood, mudslide, or fire) in California?
Did you input Yes or No?
You will put no. Continue on and there will be a section to put that the reason is COVID-19.
Thank you! I saw the section that said separation explanation and inputted related to coronavirus. The recent disaster question was the last question in the claim for me and I did input no. I did receive a confirmation number but did you also receive an email confirmation as well? Thank you again!
I did not receive a confirmation email. But just save the confirmation number.
I was told that I could apply for unemployment as a sole proprietor. If that’s the case, I’m uncertain how to fill out some of the questions. For example, do I list my business as the last employer? How do I list my wages by pay period since I don’t take regular draws?
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