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10/1 EDD News Release & more

Updated: Feb 10

The two week reset ends October 5. Claim specialists should likely be back on the lines then.


Lost Wages Assistance Updates?

EDD is currently issuing the 4th and 5th week of LWA


  • 7/25 - 8/1 --- LWA week 1 -- completed

  • 8/2 - 8/8 --- LWA week 2 -- completed

  • 8/9 - 8/15 --- LWA week 3 -- completed

  • 8/16 - 8/22 --- LWA week 4 -- CURRENTLY BEING PAID OUT

  • 8/23 - 8/29 --- LWA week 5 -- CURRENTLY BEING PAID OUT

  • 8/30 - 9/5 --- LWA week 6 -- Monitoring if this is a possibility


LWA eligibility requirements?

  • Minimum of $100 or more weekly benefit award. If you're weekly benefit award on your main page is less than $100 - you do not qualify. Sorry :(

  • Received payment on claim during the week in question (see above for dates)

  • Must self-attest that you are unemployed/partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by COVID-19

If you made excessive earnings, were fully employed, or were disqualified -- YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE



Claim specialists possibly back on phones October 5

  • On September 19, 2020, the Strike Team released a report where things were going to be a little different for two weeks. Claim specialists were going to be working on the backlog to cut down the amount of applicants waiting for their claim to process. Some people have been waiting since March! During this time, the phone menu changed. It is not stated in the news release, but it's possible claim specialists will be back on the phone lines October 5. If you have not solved your problem, give them a call after October 5. You can use phone tips here.