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I filed for unemployment. The last place I worked at last year was a pizza place. I delivered. I told EDD I left because I had to go back to Illinois to help put my father with ALS move into an assisted living place. And the pizza owner would not give more than 2 days off. I had to go back several times to Illinois since. Sold my car for money later so cant’ deliver.

Was denied. Now appealing. Any appeal tips? PLEASE. THANKS

I quit my job due to sexual harassment/being asked to do unethical behavior. I have a phone interview. How does this process go?

I sent my claim out late and dont know if I’ll still get it if it was sent late

This is the first time I have filed for EDD via UI online. Do you really have to fill in the work search record? If you read it, it seems more like it for your own records. Thanks

So I am in the field of psychology and had a bunch of hours to complete to get my license as well as a credential since I studied two different fields of psychology. While completing my hours, almost 3,600 I injured my back somehow and ended up needed surgery after two years of trying everything else.

I spent one year working two part time jobs which meant when they ended I could not get unemployment since they were contractual and part-time. My credential hours had 3 paid positions offered within a 60 mile radius of my home and I did not land any of them and took an unpaid internship. As my internship neared completion, I started applying for jobs, intereviewed and was offered the first one, so I stopped looking. So when the question on the online form asked are you looking for work I clicked NO. I had just finished my internship, graduate school, and had been offered a job. But I would still need money over the summer while recovering from surgery to pay my expenses.
I applied for Disability and was denied because “I had withdrawn from the workforce,” by taking an unpaid internship for a year and getting a job that started in August since I work in the K-12 school system which gives you the summer off. Despite clarifying this on the website, with a person, and completing multiple forms. I am lost as to how to get my money, since I paid into SSDI and now can’t get it when I need it.
Awaiting the appeal process.

So I opened my claim in September and ended up working an “as needed” job for 13 straight weeks @ $1K per week before tax, plus 4 weeks this year at roughly that.
However, my claim balance has two and some change payments left on it and I have no job prospects. The claim doesnt expire until September.
Once the balance runs out is there any way of applying that 17 weeks of work to this claim balance? Is it possible to close tbis claim and ooen another based on the new qualifying weeks?
Basically is there anything I can do to free up that money now?

Mind you I’m not asking for free money or charity. This is money I paid in and qualify for. I just need to know my options.

Thanks!

I am schedule for a personalized job search assistance appointment. I am unable to attend on the date schedule for family reasons. Does anyone has successfully reschedule an appointment on a different date? Thank You.