Friday, September 02, 2011

Where's My California Unemployment Check?

Have you recently applied for California unemployment insurance benefits and you're wondering where's my California unemployment check? The easiest method for finding out the answer to where's my California unemployment check is by calling the state of California's Employment Development Division in order to request information about the status of the check. Bear in mind that if you filed an initial application online for unemployment benefits, it can take up to 10 days before you receive any kind of information about your account or a check.
If you use the phone system to contact the California EDD or Employment Development Division you'll need to use your PIN to do so. If you use the telephone system to file an initial claim, you already have a personal identification number. If not you can use the same system to create a PIN which you will use to access the system each time you use it. You can contact the appropriate telephone number for the division anytime between 6:00 am and midnight, Monday through Saturday, and anytime from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm on Sunday Pacific Time.
Telephone numbers are offered in Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, and English. The English telephone number to call the department is (866) 333-4606. The Spanish telephone lines to contact is the same number as the English line. These lines are automated telephone lines so you will need to follow the voice prompts to get the information that you require. If you're looking to speak with the customer service representative you will need to contact the English line at (800) 300-5616; the Spanish line at (800) 326-8937; the Chinese line at (800) 547-3506 or (866) 303-0706, and the Vietnamese line at (800) 547-2058. If you are hearing-impaired you'll need to contact the TTY line at (800) 815-9387 to inquire about the status of your unemployment check and claim.