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10/8 EDD News Release

Updated: Feb 10, 2021

LWA Updates:

  • EDD wrapping up 4th and 5th week payments

  • Will start issuing sixth and final payments early next week

LWA weeks:

  • 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 -- wrapping up

  • 8/23 - 8/29 --- LWA week 5 -- wrapping up

  • 8/30 - 9/5 --- LWA week 6 -- Begin issuing next week

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


All extensions are automatic. Here is a breakdown of all the programs you can qualify for

Regular UI (w2 worker):

- Regular UI: 26 weeks

- PEUC: 13 weeks (AUTOMATIC no application)

- FED-ED: 20 weeks (AUTOMATIC but has different eligibility requirements) -- if you are not eligible, you will be put on PUA

PUA (self-employed/1099 worker):

- PUA: 39 weeks

- FED-ED: 7 weeks

Important things to note about PEUC

  • If you are still within your benefit year (check your main page to see), EDD will automatically file your claim for you.

  • If your benefit year has EXPIRED (again, check main page), EDD will notify that you have to file for a new claim first. If you qualify for a new claim, you will be put on that, if not they will file a PEUC extension on the prior claim.


Trump is postponing passing a stimulus until after the election. Here are a few articles:

Full EDD News release here

Additional Tools & Resources

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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.

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  • How much can I earn and still qualify for the FPUC $300 from the new stimulus?

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  • What is my standard base period?

  • Do I qualify for LWA?

  • Am I eligible for UI?

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