LLC went under by Andy (Califorina) I Have owned my LLC for three years but had to shut it down last month is there anyway I can collect unemployment? Generally, the “self-employed” are not eligible for unemployment benefits, but it is a state to state issue of whether a “corporate officer” can collect unemployment. The only resource I know of that addresses your question is the USDOL’s “Coverage” chartbook. I think Table 1-7 is most relevant to you. If I read what it says about California correctly .. it seems it is possible under certain circumstances.