I received word I will be getting laid off at the end of the year. I currently work overseas for a California based company. I am a U.S. citizen and will be returning to CA (my home state) due to being laid off. Will I have any problems applying for unemployment due to being/working overseas?

  • Has your employer been paying unemployment taxes? – Acccumulation Apr 18 '19 at 16:06

Typically, unemployment benefits are given based on wages earned in a state. You can contact the California Employment Development Department about your situation. It doesn't sound like you will be eligible, but you should contact them to be sure.

  • When you say earned in a state, do you mean physically there? I have a W2 with income earned and have paid state and federal taxes. The only difference really was my location being overseas similar to remote work. – l3fty Nov 19 '18 at 16:27
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    I believe that it's usually based on your work location, I'm not sure how CA has interpreted this for remote work. – pboss3010 Nov 19 '18 at 16:54

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