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SDCL Guide to Unemployment / Guía del Seguro de Desempleo (PDF)
Guide to applying for unemployment benefits in California.

Apply for Unemployment Benefits Online
Online application and instructions from the California Employment Development Department.

Filing for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in California (PDF)
Frequently asked questions and helpful tips.

Presentar su Solicitud de Beneficios del Seguro de Desempleo en California (PDF)
Preguntas frecuentes y consejos útiles.

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Financial Self-Defense
SDCL is here to help in hard times. Find links to library programs, consumer tips, assistance programs and foreclosure prevention information.

Suggested Books: Dealing With the Emotional Impact of Job Loss
Recommended titles from the SDCL collection. What to Do When You're Downsized
Tips and information on how to handle a layoff.

Adjusting to Suddenly Reduced Income
Guides people through the processes of emotional reactions, spending patterns, rethinking goals, and managing conflict when faced with financial loss.

California Employment Development Department
Information on unemployment, worker disability and job searching.

Health And Retirement Benefits After Job Loss
Information from the United States Department of Labor.
Provides information on educational opportunities and financial assistance for unemployed workers.

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