• Mee

    I voluntarily quit due my child being disabled and requiring many hours of in home treatment and my work schedule did not permit me to be home with her. I went on leave for 6 months, my job ( I was a public state employee) denied me Family Leave act, so I quit to look for a job that can benefit my family and filed for EDD. I get benefits and was not denied!!

  • Guest

    It doesn’t hurt to expect the worse, but I have heard of EDD granting exceptions in some cases, so all hope isn’t lost outright. Obviously all you can do is go through the motions, make your case that it was essential for you to care for your father, and tell us what happens. I’m actually quite curious to see what happens and I’m rooting for you.

    EDD pretty much maintains that benefits are paid to those looking for work, and those that are out of the state or otherwise preoccupied with other matters aren’t looking for work, thus they get flagged and denied. They’ve also undertaken the idea that they want to make those receiving EDD funds so stressed out, so high-strung wondering if they’ll get their benefits constantly, and so on their toes that it’s as if they’re negatively motivating people to not depend on them or risk having their benefits taken, without warning or notice, for any reason (especially if you go out of your way to be honest), and themselves entirely stuck. It’s certainly not fun to receive EDD benefits when you really need them, especially since you have to question literally everything you do and tell them for fear of getting flagged, and I’m sure most people perusing this website would agree. I’m wishing you luck.

    • Guest

      Guest to Guest… Yes, receiving UI benefits is becoming more and more stressful. I wasn’t surprised when the Fed-Ed was cut off in May and expected pressure to start on everyone receiving Tier 1 thru 4 benefits. (REA interviews and work search requirements, etc.)

      It’s an election year… Gotta get the unemployment numbers down. In truth, a lot of people with a fair chance of employment tend to find a job when they have nearly exhausted their benefits. Sadly, those who aren’t as educated / skilled / experienced will find it even more difficult to find a job after being out of the work force for 2 or more years.

      • guest

        Also difficult for those in their 50s-60s, who had high paying 6-figure jobs that they lost. Age discrimination does exist … employers are afraid to hire you thinking that you will leave when something better comes along.

    • helpinfo

      Untrue.  You can collect unemployment benefits if you leave California and move to another state (or even Canada or Puerto Rico) to look for work.  You will probably be required to jump through some hoops upon arriving in your new state such as entering a resume into your new state’s CalJOBs equivalent or visiting a local one stop. 

      People get their checks stopped because they go out of state or leave the country to go on vacation

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