Article 1. Eligibility and Disqualifications - California Unemployment Insurance Code Section 1253
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1253. An unemployed individual is eligible to receive unemployment
compensation benefits with respect to any week only if the director
(a) A claim for benefits with respect to that week has been made
in accordance with authorized regulations.
(b) He or she has registered for work, and thereafter continued to
report, at a public employment office or any other place as the
director may approve. Either or both of the requirements of this
subdivision may be waived or altered by authorized regulation as to
partially employed individuals attached to regular jobs.
(c) He or she was able to work and available for work for that
(d) He has been unemployed for a waiting period of one week as
defined in Section 1254, unless this waiting period has been waived
pursuant to Section 8571 of the Government Code.
(e) He or she conducted a search for suitable work in accordance
with specific and reasonable instructions of a public employment
(f) He or she participated as required by the director in
reemployment activities, such as orientation and assessment if the
individual has been identified pursuant to an automated profiling
system as likely to exhaust regular unemployment benefits unless the
individual has shown good cause for failure to participate.
Last modified: February 16, 2015