I finished a temporary assignment that lasted a little over two (2) months, can I collect unemployment in California? Thank you. by S. Brown (Sacramento, CA) Temporary legal assignmentAgency has no other jobs availableDuties were completeNot fired, laid-offGood working relationship with agency, but no work available now. Hi S. Brown, Established claim with benefits remaining? Or enough subsequent wages earned to purge any disqualification? Or if new claim, enough wages in base period to monetarily qualify? If so, yes. Chris Comments for I finished a temporary assignment that lasted a little over two (2) months, can I collect unemployment in California? Thank you. Average Rating Dec 17, 2009Rating Cimment by: Jaz No, yes, yes. Hi Jaz, Then I would think you could collect unemployment because no assignments equal a lack of work claim .. until there is another suitable assignment.