EDD updates, a few FAQ's, and information from older news in case you missed it.
PUA/PEUC Phase 2
Those who are a part of phase 2 (who had zero balance on Dec 26, 2020) -- EDD expects programming to be in place by March 7, 2021.
Check your e-mail, text, or mail for notices that will let you know when it's time to certify for your benefits
Moving from PUA back on to PEUC??
If you had a previous PEUC extension, you may be moved back to PEUC to receive the 11 week extension from the Continued Assistance Act (CAA)
Your Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA) could change when you change programs
It is possible your WBA will be lower if your PEUC was a lower weekly benefit amount. This is required federally.
46% of claimants will see a higher benefit amount when they return to PEUC from PUA
Being placed back on PEUC extension will be effective February 7, 2021
Can I stay on PUA since it's a higher weekly benefit amount?
No. If you qualify for a regular UI claim that is the claim you are supposed to be on.
The only time you can be on PUA is if you are ineligible for regular UI
My claim has "Pending" status - why?
EDD is returning to phone interviews to confirm eligibility. Common reasons include:
You filed a new claim and reported you were fired or quit your job
Issue with your certification: offered worked but reported too sick or other reason
Issue with certification: refused a job offer in your normal field of occupation