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If I check the box on my cert for tax withelding, how much would I get after tax? Let’s say I get $450 per week, how much do I get after tax?

Thank you.

Hi, I just started collecting benefits and have an interview for a short 4 week job next week. My question is, if I get the job, do I contact EDD and let them know, or do I just stop certifying and reopen my claim when the job ends? I had to do it once before but I can’t remember if I contacted them or not, or just didn’t certify. Any answers would be helpful, thanks.

Dates all wrong

April 27, 2016

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I got my appeal info in mail yesterday and have 6 days to prepare. Employer claims I got fired 3/3/16 for misconduct for an incident on the day before 3/2/16, which was my day off. They also stated I was verbally warned on 1/16/16 which is on a Saturday and no one works on Saturday. Are these discrepancies alone enough to win my case or do I need to get into more details of what happened?

I’m in Los Angeles and my appointment is at 1:30 if that makes a difference. Thanks.

Won My Appeal BUT….

April 24, 2016 · 1 comment

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I won my appeal that I posted about a couple days ago but I should have three months of back ou because of the appeal drama but EDD is refusing to pay it and just is writing False Statement on the claim. WTF is false statement? There was no false statement. I’m homeless and carless because of this stupid employer playing games, can I fight this with the EDD because all I see here is them not wanting to pay the back pay? Any help would be appreciated!

My laptop broke with my UI online password on it. You get three tries to enter it in correctly. Bear that in mind if you are ever trying to log in. I thought I would go around it except I’d forgotten the answers to my security questions and got a complete lock out.

There is another forum where a number combination gets you on the phone with someone at EDD pretty quickly. Google it. It worked for me and I was able to talk to a very nice agent early Monday morning around 8, a notoriously busy time. I waited about 10’minutes on hold.

Oddly enough, the manager at the South Metro Edd office, a short man with a chip on his shoulder was more interested in everyone “signing in” than anything. In know folks need to maintain funding but, geez, give the power trip a break. They couldn’t help with a password reset because a genius at the office had scheduled carpet replacement from 8am to 1pm Monday morning. Seems laughable how poorly planned that is.

Folks on the phones though at EdD were super nice. When I freaked about not being able to cert, the tech support suggested tell-cert. I don’t know how long it’ll take to receive funds but it’s better than waiting the 2 or 3 days until my UI acct. is ready to again. Right?

TIPS FROM BOA

March 30, 2016

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15 tips from your friends here at BOA

1 BOA ONLY SERVICES THE CARD (balances, deposits that have been made already, trans etc.)

2 BOA CANNOT SEE PENDING DEPOSITS (contact the state in which you are receiving benefits)

3 IF YOU ARE RECIEVING BENEFITS FROM CA EDD AND HAD A CARD FROM RECIVING PREVIOUSLY BUT NO LONGER HAVE CARD AND ARE WAITING ON A CRD FOR A NEW CLAIM CALL BOA TO REQUEST A NEW ONE THEY USE THE SAME ACCOUNT FOR ANY BENEFITS; ONE WILL NOT BE SENT TO YOU UNLESS YOU CALL

4 BOA HAS NO ABILITY TO CHANGE ADDRESSES FOR CA EDD ACCOUNTS, CA EDD ARE ONLY ONES ABLE TO MAKE CHANGE (if your calling them to change make sure you tell them to update for BOA if you DO NOT then address will only be updated on CA EDDs system)

5 BOA DOES NOT KNOW TIMEFRAMES FOR THE AMOUNTS YOU RECIEVE CONTACT EDD FOR THAT INFORMATION OR ANY CLAIM INFORMATION WHAT SO EVER

6 THERE IS NO ACTUAL ACCOUNT WITH BANK OF AMERICA IT IS A PREPAID DEBIT CARD ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT WHICH MEANS YOU CANNOT TAKE MONEY OUT INSIDE THE BRANCH WITHOUT THE CARD

7 IF YOU HAVE A LOST OR STOLEN CARD CALL BANK OF AMERICA NOT EDD BOA IVR 8666929374 SELECT LOST/STOLEN OPTION

8 YOU CANNOT TRANSFER MONEY INTO YOUR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT WITHOUT THE CARD YOU NEED THE CARD

9 YOU CANNOT PUT MONEY ONTO THE CARD YOURSELF ONLY CA EDD CAN MAKE DEPOSITS ONTO CARD