California workers who have lost their jobs may qualify for an extra boost. Anyone whose income has been affected by COVID-19 knows that finances are tight all around. California unemployment insurance is open for applications and it can give you up to $4,200 per month.\nHere is how it works.\nThe Sacramento Bee reports that residents applying for unemployment may receive up to $450 per week from the state.\nThat is $1,800 per month from the state of California alone.\nGovernor Gavin Newsom also announced on April 9 that Californians who qualify for unemployment benefits may also receive an additional $600 per week from the federal government. This began on Sunday, April 12.\nThat is an additional $2,400 per month coming from the federal government. Qualifying recipients can receive up to $4,200 per month in unemployment.\nIf you are eligible, you can apply online and find out all the details about the program through the state's website.\nApplying online is the fastest way to get your claim processed, said Department spokesperson Loree Levy. "Most people do not need to call to get (an unemployment) claim going."\nGovernor @GavinNewsom announced that starting this Sunday, CA workers who are receiving unemployment benefits will receive an extra $600 on top of their weekly amount, as part of the new Pandemic Additional Compensation (PAC) initiated by the CARES Act. https://t.co/mX1r4Hb864— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) April 9, 2020\nShe went on to say, "Going to our (unemployment) online system that we have listed on our Coronavirus webpage is by far the best option to help us get claims processed as fast as possible, and it can be done through a mobile phone not just a computer."\nWe’re working hard to process UI claims. Due to high call volume as a result of #COVID19, you’re encouraged to access your claim info or file a claim via UI Online at https://t.co/2ttruPCcep. Thank you for your patience.— EDD (@CA_EDD) March 18, 2020\nThis extra assistance is part of the federal government's $2.2 trillion economic aid plan, created to ease the economic disruption caused by COVID-19.\nThe California Employment Development Department said it could take at least three weeks for recipients to receive the aid after applying.\n📣💵 Employers: Check out the California Employer Newsletter for the latest #news, reminders, and resources available to support the employer community: https://t.co/4HVlYBRdMx #PayrollTax #CAEmployerNewsletter— EDD (@CA_EDD) April 7, 2020\nThe website provides access to helpful information including FAQs and how to file a claim. You will be walked through the entire process from start to finish.