Apply for unemployment insurance
Unemployment insurance (UI) pays part of your income after your employer lays you off or reduces your hours.
Update us every two weeks
To keep getting payments, you have to contact us every two weeks to let us know you still qualify for UI. This is called certifying for benefits.Certify online
Certify by phone
Certify by mail
We’ll mail you a Continued Claim Form (DE 4581CTO) within 10 days after we’ve processed your application. Fill it out and mail it to the address we’ve listed in your letter.