October 2014

I mailed my claim form on Monday 10/27/14 should I be concerned that I have not received a payment yet? This is my first claim form.

so i have earned an upgrade fee on a commercial and a remaining payment on a job the day after.
now one job the check was for 1K and the other is a small upgrade fee. how do i report two jobs in a single week on the claim form or do i pick one?


I recently made an unemployment issuance claim with the California Employment Development Department (EDD). Soon after I was notified that EDD wants to conduct a telephone interview on a specific date with me regard my part-time self-employment. Soon after I got the notice I was offered temporarily employment on the date of the scheduled EDD interview. This job is very intense and requires my full attention and I would not be able to “step away” for twenty minutes or so for any purpose. The interview is scheduled for the first day of my two-week employment. If I break away for twenty minutes during prime morning work time, the time of the scheduled EDD interview, I will be fired.

I wrote to EDD asking to re-schedule the interview until after I have completed the temporary assignment and explained it was because of my employment. I received a response telling me they won’t reschedule the interview due to the “high volume of claims.” How the “high volume of claims” prevents EDD from rescheduling a telephone interview was never explained. I wrote again that if I choose the be available for the interview, I won’t be able to be employed. They responded back saying that they won’t change the interview date.

In other words, the California Employment Development Department would prefer California citizens to not be employed so they can conduct interviews to determine unemployment eligibility benefits.

And tips as to how I can get through this ridiculous situation?


WASHINGTON—The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, supporting other signals of an improving labor market.

Initial claims for unemployment benefits, a proxy for layoffs, increased by 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Oct. 25, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had forecast 285,000 claims last week.

Jobless claims remain at historically low levels and the U.S. third-quarter GDP expanded at a 3.5% rate. Barron’s reporter Chris Dieterich and WSJ’s Simon Constable discuss. Photo: Getty
Claims for the previous week were revised up by 1,000 to 284,000. The Labor Department said there were no special factors impacting the data.

Jobless-claim figures had been trending down recently and touched the lowest level since April 2000 earlier this month. Claims have climbed somewhat since, but remain consistent with an economy that is steadily adding jobs.

The four-week moving average for initial claims, which smooths out week-to-week volatility, fell by 250 last week to 281,000. That is the lowest average reading since May 2000.

The report showed the number of people filing continuing claims for unemployment benefits increased by 29,000 to 2.38 million for the week ended Oct. 18. Those figures are reported with a one-week lag.

The unemployment rate in September fell to 5.9%, the lowest level since 2008. Meanwhile, payroll growth has accelerated this year from the sluggish pace recorded during the five-year old economic recovery.

I recently got out of the military and collected unemployment benefits for 6 months and that was it. I was told to reapply in October so I did and EDD says my claim is invalid. So is that it. Do Veterans only get 6 months of benefits and then the boot?


October 28, 2014

in Where's my Money!?

About a year ago, I was on unemployment and I would webcertify and usually receive my payment on Tuesday around 9pm. Has something changed? Trying to get some info before I waste hours trying to call edd. I am in southern ca..

EDD.ca.gov ROCKS

October 28, 2014 · 1 comment

in Pissed!

I had an issue this morning that need to be resolved. It was easier than ever to get through. I was treated so well I might call everyday just to chat. Wuz up with that. Who ever is running the show now is GOOD. So piss on that. No one can!!!

Here is our reply:
Kev, The interviewer determined there is no issue. Payment for the 2 weeks ending 10/25/14 was authorized today and should be available on your debit card within 48 hours.
Your Reference Number is 8