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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

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March 30, 2016

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10 IF EDDs WEBSITE SAYS A PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE WAIT TILL IT POSTS WE UNDERSTAND YOU NEED YOUR MONEY BUT WE HAVE NO ABILITY TO MAKE IT GO FASTER

11 POSTING TIME FOR DEPOSITS IS MIDNIGHT-9AM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY (weekends dont count even if your payment was made on a weekend wont post till next buissnes day)

12 AFTER YOUR PAYMENT IS MADE BY EDD DEPENDING ON THE TIME THEY ISSUED IT TO YOU IT CAN TAKE UP TO 2 BUISSNESS DAYS TO POST ONTO YOUR ACOCUNT

13 THERE IS NO EXACT DAY DEPOSITS ARE MADE SO DONT RELY ON EXACT TIME, DAY, WEEK etc. EVERYTIME IT IS DIFFERENT YOU MIGHT BE CONSISTENT FOR AWHILE BUT ITS DOESNT MEAN YOUR GURANTEED EVERYTIME

14 FUNDS TRANSFER TAKE 2 BUISSNESS DAYS AND CANNOT BE CANCELED BY ANYONE ONCE THERE SUBMITTED THERE IS DISCLOSURES AS WELL THAT STATE THAT ONLINE BEFORE YOU TRANSFER

15 IF YOU HAD A CARD THAT HAS EXPIRED AND HAVNT RECIVED NEW ONE BEFORE THE EXP DATE (cards valid till end of month) CALL TO REQ ONE WE USUALLY SEND ONE OUT FIRST WEEK OF CARD EXPIRING

Extension?

March 21, 2016 · 1 comment

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I’m currently on ui. I originally filed back in 7/15 got benefits for about two months, worked for six months. Unfortunately, I had to re-open my claim on 2/16 . I was wondering after I exhaust these benefits, if I’m able to open up a new claim with the job I had I had for six months?

Extension?

March 21, 2016

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I’m currently on ui. I originally filed back in 7/15 got benefits for about two months, worked for six months. Unfortunately, I had to re-open my claim on 2/16 . I was wondering after I exhaust these benefits, if I’m able to open up a new claim with the job I had I had for six months?

EDD has some good points

March 18, 2016

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Everybody hates being on unemployment but it will help you get by until your next job. The CTB I received helped me get through career training so I can get another job. The career training was free. So if you can I would take advantage of it

It’s simple folks, call at 4:55pm and keep hitting redial until you get through, people stop trying that close to 5:00 so the lines open up . As long as you get put on hold before 5:00pm just keep holding, it may be 5:15 or 5:20 until someone gets to you but they WILL get to everyone waiting on hold. I’ve done this several times and it always works.