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Updates & Tax Information

Updated: Feb 9, 2021

First few weeks are missing, why?

  • In one of EDD's newsletters they mentioned that anyone who re-opened their claim before they received an official notice from EDD can continue to certify, but the first few weeks will be available for certification later.

Identity Verification

  • ID Verification has extended from the 10 day deadline to 30 days

  • Continue to certify to avoid delays

Why am I having issues with

You may be experiencing issues due to the following:

  • You recently moved.

  • Your credit report is locked or frozen.

  • Your credit profile contains incorrect information.

  • You already verified your identity using

  • Your submission has an error or typo.

  • You submitted expired documents.

  • You submitted an unreadable photo. Review the tips for creating digital copies of documents.

  • You submitted a phone number that is not associated with your name and address. might be able to verify your identity in other ways. Look for the Verify identity on a video call button to complete a video chat with a Trusted Referee and complete your identity verification.

Why don't I have payment since December 27, 2020?

  • Those who had no balance remaining are part of Phase II (PUA and PEUC).

  • If you re-opened your claim that could be another reason

When will I get the additional $300 (FPUC) from the new stimulus?

  • EDD website states they have finished programming and are adding the $300/week

Tax Information & 1099G

When will I get my 1099G?

  • Forms will be mailed to those who did not opt for electric form

I have not gotten the 1099G form, where can I request a copy?

  • ONLINE: Log in online, select FORM 1099G, click VIEW, click PRINT. Select REQUEST DUPLICATE to request an official paper copy

  • PHONE: Call 1-866-333-4606 and follow the instructions. This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

What is consider taxable income?

Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, including:

  • Federal Extensions (FED-ED)

  • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) -- additional $600 from April - July

  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

  • Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

  • Disability Insurance (DI) benefits received as a substitute for UI benefits

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits

  • Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits

I received a 1099G and was not supposed to, what should I do?

  • If you believe it was fraudulent, report it here

  • More information about fraud here

I received a 1099G from EDD, but it's someone else's name on the mail, what do I do?

Write "Return to Sender" on the envelope and send it to:

EDD PO Box 826880

Mic 43, Sacramento, CA 94280-0225

The 1099G is wrong, what do I do?

  • Double check the amount on your 1099G by checking your payment history on your online account.

  • If you disagree with the amounts shown, call the 1099G customer service line at 1-866-401-2849, available Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm PST

More resources on 1099G


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Tools & Resources:

Direct Unemployment Guru Help

We are now directly servicing people who have claims that have been stuck for 4+ months. 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?

  • Am I eligible for UI?


1 Comment

I received unemployment benefits by mistake for the 2020 year I received A1099G form how do I return the money and not have to pay taxes on the money that was sent to me for the 2020 year do I have to file the 1099g form with my 2020 taxes if I pay the money back


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