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.You may reply back to me using the Continue the Conversation or Reply to Expert link if you have additional questions; and if you do, I ask that you please keep in mind that I do not know what you may already know or with what you need help, unless you tell me. Please remember to press the smiley faces/stars on the right of your screen when we are finished with our communication so I will be credited for my time in assisting you. Kindly remember to ONLY rate my answer when you are fully satisfied. If you feel the need to rate anything less than OK, please stop and contact me with whatever issue or clarification you may need. I will be happy to continue further and assist you until I am able to address your concerns to your satisfaction.I wish you the best in 2013,Doug
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