Employment Resources


Paid Family Leave



Disability Benefits/Paid Sick Leave



Worker’s Compensation


  • **Worker’s Compensation is available for those who are unable to do their usual job because they were exposed to and contracted Covid-19 while in the regular course of their job (i.e. healthcare workers)



Unemployment Benefits


  • **Unemployment Benefits are available to those whose hours have been reduced or who have lost their job due to coronavirus measures (and it also applies to those who choose to stay home due to underlying health issues making them more vulnerable). The Governor has waived the 1 week wait time and the person may not be required to be actively looking for work (as is usually required). https://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm

    Unfortunately though, this benefit is not available to undocumented persons whose hours are reduced or lose their job for reasons related to COVID-19, etc.

  • School Closures: If your child’s school is closed and you have to miss work to care for them. You might qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE. è https://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm


Filing for Unemployment 

  • File Online

    UI OnlineSM is the fastest and most convenient way to file your UI claim. You can file your claim though UI Online during the times (Pacific time) listed below:

When you can file a claim with UI Online

Days of the Week

Available Time


5 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.


4 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Tuesday – Friday

2 a.m. – 10 p.m.


2 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • By Phone

    Representatives are available at the following toll-free numbers, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon (Pacific time) except on state holidays.

    English 1-800-300-5616

    Spanish 1-800-326-8937

    Cantonese 1-800-547-3506

    Mandarin 1-866-303-0706

    Vietnamese 1-800-547-2058

    TTY 1-800-815-9387

  • By Fax or Mail

    File your UI claim by accessing the paper Unemployment Insurance Application. For faster and secure processing, fax the completed application to the number listed on the form. If you mail your application, use the address on the form and allow additional time for processing.

    Contact EDD:

    -Disability Insurance Claims (800) 480-3287

    -Paid Family Leave Claims (877) 238-4373

  • Additional Resources:

    Suicide Prevention Center (977)727-4747

    ACCESS Hotline (800)854-7771

    Elder Abuse Hotline (877) 477-3646

    Adult Protective Services (888)202-4248

    LA DMH Genesis (213)451-7284