It could be awhile. When I applied when I lost my job it took 6 months to get approved. There are so many people applying right now that even if you call unemployment or EDD there is a long wait time or they tell you the volume is so heavy to call back and then the machine disconnects on you. I know that here in CA they are backed up at least 8 weeks to 14 weeks. If you need to know status you best bet is to go to your EDD office and talk to someone in person. Let them know you are under hardship and if your application can be bumped up. Good luck to you.