January 2015

Just got one of these notifications in the mail today. Any tips? I’m in the Fresno area in Cali. I’m going to have to bum a ride, so I’d like to make this as painless as possible time wise.

Also is there any way I can make this an over the phone thing?

I haven’t received any weeks paid yet for January. Has anyone else? I called twice and sent a few emails but I just keep getting the run around. The only thing worth mentioning is an EDD representative told me things were messed up but they are fixing it. I have been waiting for a while now

I currently have an overpayment balance. Would like to know if they will take my federal tax refund. I know state refund they will take.

Let me know. Thanks

Award $/26 weeks?

January 28, 2015 · 1 comment

in ¿Confused?

Hi everybody. I was laid off at the very end of October of 2014 and applied for unemployment one week into November. I began receiving my bi-weekly benefits by the week of 11/24. My award amount in total was approximately $3400 and said to expire 11/15/15. I assumed that that would be reassessed based on a later base period once it ran out, but I’ve been getting a lot of conflicting information with regards to extensions. I understand that everything past 26 weeks is over due to shoddy legislation. That said, as far as I am aware, Californians are entitled to 26 weeks of benefits that are good for up to one year, but I will hit $0 well before the 26 weeks are up. Given the fact that that initial amount will run out in four weeks as of the last amount I received, I should have benefits through May, no?

I’m not sure if that’s considered an extension and I need to be freaking out about the fact that I haven’t found new work yet, or if EDD will automatically reset my award once I hit $0 this time.

For the record, I haven’t had many issues to date with EDD. I’ve been grateful for the help. I’m just really confused by the lack of information online about this particular issue.

1099 G Tax form

January 28, 2015 · 4 comments

in ¿Confused?

Hey guys/gals, just wanted to check if you you all have received the 1099 G form yet from EDD?

Report of Claim Status

January 28, 2015

in Tips

Before you move forward with an appeal by a denial of the EDD take the time, in advance of any hearing, to go look at your case file. In the case file there are “reports” generated by the EDD and its agents. If its agents have lied in their “Report” it will be in their. Then you can meet that challenge by showing that what the EDD has claimed as “fact” is either falsity or opinion, masked as “material fact”. If this site gets shut down it is because people here are whistle-blowing the EDD and some of its agents.

Got laid off.

Applied for unemployment benefits;

Registered for Cal-Works and uploaded my resume to their system;

Received NOTICE OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AWARD from EDD listing my benefit amount;

Never received further communications from EDD

I write EDD (via Ask EDD email) to say I have not received any further communication since receiving NOTICE OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AWARD;

EDD responds that it has now been more than 30 days since I filed my claim so I have to refile/re-open my claim;

I figure, it’s probably just a mail mix up and I’ll just do what they say and re-open my claim.


Another 30 days goes by and I do not receive any email, mail, phone messages from EDD;

I contact Ask EDD again via email and explain I’ve now filed twice, but after filing/re-opening, I never receive further communication from them. And, yes, I have confirmation numbers from filing/re-opening.

I finally get an email response from EDD after 12 days. The response says that they have no record of receiving my first continued claim form back from me and that because it has been more than 30 days again, I will need to refile/reopen;

This is insanity. How can I send them my first continued claim form if THEY won’t send it to me first?? It’s been a couple of years since I’ve had to dealt with EDD. I know things are mostly electronic now, but don’t they still have to send you your FIRST continued claim form via snail mail? Their own Web-Cert page says that before you can start Web-Cert you have to have NOTICE OF UNEMPLOYMENT AWARD (DE429) – which I *do*, and your CONTINUED CLAIM FORM (DE 4581) – which I do *not*.

Can anyone offer any hope? If I refile/reopen now for a THIRD time, will I finally receive my CONTINUED CLAIM FORM (DE4581) within 30 days of filing? This is getting so depressing.