Updated: Feb 10
News release here. Summary below:
EDD has a new text message service that will notify you
To monitor postal mail for notice about submitting identity documents to EDD
If identity has been verified
Time to certify for benefits
If they have automatically filed for PEUC 13-week extension
Text alerts are from 877-324-1224 (don't send sensitive information out to a number you don't know)
EDD expands mass hiring effort
4,800 positions over the next several weeks
If you're interested, click here
Common reasons for "pending" status or "not paid"
Potential eligibility issue identified on initial application or certification
You checked that you are not able and available to work - you must always be able and available to work!!! Keep this in mind when you are certifying for your weeks! See article here. EDD guide offered here
Refused an offer of suitable work - if you answer yes to refusing work, EDD will need to review and ask for the reason why. They will contact the employer that offered the job and determine if refusal did not meet good cause provisions
You earned too much income during the week. To see how to calculate, click here
Common reasons initial application requires more time to process
Identity verification - you will receive a Notice of Award with $0 until identity can be verified, a Request for Identity Verification notice. Many have had inaccurate social security numbers
Earnings don't match EDD records - If there is a mix of W2 and 1099 income, claim must be reviewed by staff. If you don't have sufficient wages, you may be eligible for PUA
Error made on application or was incomplete - If claimants don't provide all of their employment history information over the last 18 months, or make a mistake on the date when they were impacted by the pandemic, claim must be forwarded for staff review
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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