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How Much Money Do You Get For Unemployment In California?

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Ian Marshall answered
If you have lost a job in the state of California through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation. You will need to visit a local state unemployment office to file a claim and get the process started. If you are approved the formula for benefits is 50% of your gross pay up to a limit of 900 every two weeks, or a minimum of $80 every two weeks. The benefits can last for up to six months and pay is issued every two weeks to help you pay any and all living expenses that you have.

If you were laid off of a job, lost your job due to downsizing, or the company you worked for folded, you will most likely be approved for benefits. If you were fired for misconduct or a violation of company policy, you most likely will not receive any benefits. Benefits for most people will last up to six months with some people being eligible for extensions can last for up to one year.

To keep receiving benefits you must prove that you are looking for work each and every week that you receive benefits for. If you do not look for work in a given week, you will not be paid for that week. Unemployment is meant to act as a safety net for honest people who want to work and it should not be confused with welfare, as you can very easily have your benefits taken away if you are dishonest.

You will be required to pay taxes on your unemployment benefits, so hold back some money if you can or simply ask that benefits be taken out at the time that they are paid to you.  Unemployment can help you through a tough time and help you pay your bills while helping you to look for a new job.
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California is max $450.00 + $25.00 (Federal Stimulus)=$475.00.

I know 2 people who are receiving this right now. Claims are for 2 weeks at a time.
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I made $12 per hour and worked 40 hours per week. I just spoke with them
today and I am getting $229 per week. Not a lot.
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I make $28 an hour but will be working part time for the same company-I hear you can get unemployment payments (I can't live if I don't get more money than just working half my hours) is this true and how much can I make in unemployment? I'm trying to stay positive but I'm already having to give back a car we are paying for just so we can have a place to sleep, one working car so that my husband can get to work and I may have to walk to my train station a good 2 miles away...and possibly eat if I can afford it that week.
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It depends on how much you were earning. Contact local unemployment commission.
Your previous 18 months employment will be considered.
It could be around 60 dollar to 400 dollar ...
Good LUCK!
Wish you the best!
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carl coffey answered
It would be baed on yor pay for the lat quarter you worked
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Cody Silva answered
I only made 175 dollors a week and only worked for 6 months how much unemployment will I recieve.
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Anonymous answered
I make $35.00 per hour. I might get laid off. I would like to know how much unemployment will pay me. Does anybody know ?

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