Workshare Program: Claims Forms

SEIU USWW

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SEIU-USWW Workshare Program
Claims Forms Instructions/Resources

A few weeks after your hours are reduced, your employer will issue all affected workers two paper EDD forms: the “Initial Claim and Payment Certification, DE 4511WS” and the “Employer’s Work Sharing Certification, DE 4581WS”. Your employer will have already filled out Section A on both of these forms. If you wish to apply for partial unemployment benefits through the Workshare Program to offset your reduced hours, you must complete these forms and mail them to the EDD within 14 days of when you received the forms from your employer.

You cannot apply for partial unemployment Workshare benefits online.

For help filling out the forms correctly and to learn more about how to receive partial unemployment benefits through the Workshare Program, review the resources below and you may also join a Zoom call with the union every Saturday at 12pm.

When the EDD receives your Initial Claim and Payment Certification, DE 4511WS, they will determine if you are eligible to receive partial unemployment benefits. If you are eligible, (see Q&A) they will begin processing your benefit payment for the first week of work you completed under the Workshare Program at the reduced hours.

Once the EDD has determined that you are eligible to receive partial unemployment benefits through the Workshare program, the EDD will use your Employer’s Work Sharing Certification, DE 4581WS to process all following benefit payments in two week installments. Your first DE4581WS form submission will be used to calculate your benefit payment for your second and third week of work under the workshare program. You will continue filing a DE 4581WS form every two weeks in order to receive benefits for the preceding two weeks.

Use the following resources to help you fill out and submit your claims forms.

Initial Claim and Payment Certification, DE 4511WS

  • Click here to download a step-by-step guide on how to fill out this form
  • Click here to view a step-by-step video on how to fill out this form (coming soon)

Employer’s Work Sharing Certification, DE 4581WS

  • Click here to download a step-by-step guide on how to fill out this form
  • Click here to view a step-by-step video on how to fill out this form (coming soon)