Are You Eligible For Unemployment Insurance?


Unemployment insurance offers benefits to people who are unemployed and meet certain criteria. People can collect these benefits for up to 26 weeks. In order to qualify in California, you need to meet the following three requirements:

  • Job loss was beyond your control
  • Your past earnings equal a certain amount
  • You are actively trying to find work

Qualifying Reasons For Job Loss

To be eligible, you must have been fired or laid off for reasons unrelated to your behavior. If you were fired because of misconduct, you will not be able to file an insurance claim.

You may be able to collect benefits after quitting, but only if your decision was reasonable for your circumstances. This could mean you were experiencing discrimination, harassment or other poor working conditions.

How An Attorney Helps

At Sullivan Law Group APC, we can help you seek insurance benefits while you are unemployed. A lawyer's guidance can be invaluable during this process to prove that you qualify and to ensure that you complete the forms correctly.

Being denied does not necessarily ruin your chances of receiving insurance payment. If your claim is denied, our attorneys can help you appeal it. We will review your documents and circumstances to build a strong argument for your claim.

Ask A Lawyer About Your Case

We are prepared to discuss your case and determine what legal actions should be taken. Contact us by filling out our online form or calling 619-702-6760. We offer free consultations and have no charges upfront. Our primary office is located in San Diego and we routinely work with clients in the surrounding areas, including Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Los Angeles County. We are licensed for, and routinely handle, cases in all State and Federal Courts in California.

Employment & Construction Law

Sullivan & Yaeckel Law Group APC
2330 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-702-6760
Fax: 619-702-6761
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473 E. Carnegie Dr., Ste. 200
San Bernardino, CA 92408


Sullivan Law Group APC
2330 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-702-6760
Fax: 619-702-6761
San Diego Law Office Map