Updated: Jan 16
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.
Identity verification updates?
If you have never submitted copies of ID verification documents, EDD is taking additional verification steps.
Look out for an e-mail, text and notice in the mail about what documents EDD needs you to provide.
See your online portal for the new Document Upload capability
My card is frozen?
If this is you, EDD may have to verify your identity. Look out for e-mail, text, and mail notice for requesting documents.
Check online account for new Document Upload capability
Other items on news release?
EDD has taken action to suspend or cancel suspicious high volume, multiple claims filed at the same address.
New ID.me launching for identity verification process on October 5 for new applicants
Full news release here
Additional Tools & Resources
NEW: direct Unemployment Guru Help
We are now servicing people who have claims that have been stuck for months or those who need assistance with appeals. If you have other questions you can ask in our forum which we check periodically.
Tools & Calculators
Unemployment Gurus has tools and calculators to figure out those really confusing questions:
How much can I earn and still qualify for the FPUC $300 from the new stimulus?
Do I qualify for FED-ED?
How much will I get if I work?
What is my standard base period?
Do I qualify for LWA?
Am I eligible for UI?
Preview tools here
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