Articles written by an EDD insider.
DOWN AND DIRTY – FILING EXTENSIONSThe main thing that needs to be known is – you the claimant – do not file extensions. EDD does. This is how it works. We will base this example on a 26 week claim for 450.00 per week. 26 weeks at 450 a week is 11,700.00 award (the amount you will be paid in [...]
DOWN AND DIRTY – FACTS U NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EXTENSIONSAfter reading through this web site, the frustration seems to come from the following areas: The telephone system Where is my payment Do I get the extension Some of the department staff need to spit it out plain and simple and help these people in distress. After all, this is their life and money is [...]
DOWN AND DIRTY – ABOUT THE EDD TELEPHONESAgain, better to just leave this one without comments — for info only — so as not to dilute the information. Just my opinion. The telephone system is fairly new at EDD. By the time it was installed statewide, it was already old. It does some great things. When the call is put through to [...]
DOWN AND DIRTY – NEW CLAIM FILING WHILE COLLECTING ON EXTENSION BENEFITSThis is an important post. Please read it carefully. Current federal law that has existed since the beginning of the extension programs mandates: If you are collecting benfits on a federal extension AND your benefits year ends (the is the original date your claim expired, lets used 2/11 and it is not 2/12 and you [...]
DOWN AND DIRTY – DIRECTED, CONSTRUCTED, VENTINGEvery single one of you posting on this site have the absolute right to be frustrated with the services at EDD regarding your claim for benefits and its problems and to say so publicly on this site or any other site. My concern is that it not be wasted on simply venting but used to [...]
DOWN AND DIRTY – WHAT IT MEANS TO REOPEN A CLAIMI am going to attempt to make this as clear, simple and basic as possible. Keep in mind our scenario that will be used for this example folks. Ok, you opened a claim in Jan 2012. This claim is locked in until Jan 2013. February is here and you have an opportunity to work two [...]