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my son was fired from a physical therapy aide position several

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my son was fired from a physical therapy aide position several weeks ago. We just thought he was on vacation as he had been there fourteen years and had a perfect attendance record. His supervisor gave him some sort of list for his firing and he was so shocked he just left. He never leaves his room now and we don't know how to help him. He is 47 and we are living on Social Security. How does he fill out an unemployment application etc. Fourteen years of his life lost for the future.

Good morning Diane,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your son's situation.

Applying for unemployment benefits in CA is quite easy. All he has to do is fill out a relatively simply form for EDD. Here is a link to the EDD website where he can apply. There are a number of very simple, straight-forward questions that he will have to answer, and that is it.

If he was terminated because he did something wrong, then he will not qualify for unemployment benefits. And he will have to tell EDD in the application why it was he was let go.

However, if he was terminated through no fault of his own---in other words if he did not violate employer policies or act in defiance of the directions of the employer---then he will qualify.

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