Ok, I’m seeing a lot of posts here about many of you that have been waiting for benefits and feel they are late in coming. Some people have been waiting up to a week, or longer. You can send them an email at www.edd.ca.gov. When I have done this I have always received a reply within 2-3 business days. Now I can’t remember how I came across this phone number but I have always got through on the first call.
It’s 408-436-5603. It’s available M-F 8am-4:30pm.
You hear a recorded message but just press zero immediately, if they don’t pick up right away the recording loops back, just press zero again. You might have to go through this 4-5 times. When the operator picks up give her you SS#. If she can’t answer you question she will transfer you to the main queue. Now you might be on hold for up to 20 minutes, but you will get to someone who can help you. I have used this number exclusively all year, and It has always worked for me.