So confused!!!

March 14, 2017

in Pissed!

I’m so pissed! I went to an IME, who obviously denied me. I applied for an appeal and checked the box to be paid while waiting. Well I got an overpayment. I ended up winning my appeal. They issued a payment last night and applied it to the flipping overpayment! The overpayment that’s supposed to be cleared since I won my damn appeal! And of course no fucking one can help me. And they tell me in the overpayment number that my claim is handled in Long Beach, which is seriously like 90 miles from my fucking house. So if this shit can’t get handled today I guess I’m dragging my 2 year old to damn Long Beach!

So I checked the box to be paid waiting for my appeal when I was denied. Then the IME denied me and I got an overpayment. Well I appealed it, and I won. So I get an email today that they applied my payment to my overpayments? WTF! The judge reversed it, so I shouldn’t have any overpayment. It’s even stated on the paperwork that the date is as of the date before my IME. And of course I can’t get anyone to help me. I called the overpayment number and they told me they can’t help me because they just get the information to collect and that’s it. And of course you can’t get a hold of anyone on the phone.

Horrible Interview

March 8, 2017

in Pissed!

So I get a notice for an interview asking me a bunch of questions why I quit working for my less than part-time employer last year during my previous claim (almost a year ago). I had quit this job because of the excessive time it took me to get there (3+ hours by bus one way). During this time I was collecting partial benefits and reported all of my income.
I didn’t specifically tell them I quit because the job had highly variable hours where I didn’t even work some weeks, and I didn’t know my last day was even going to be my last day.
The interviewer berated me on the phone for not specifically telling them I quit and demanded I make repayment arrangements right then and there. I said there was no way I could afford to and she said it would come out of my tax return. I told her I wasn’t getting a tax refund either.
They haven’t approved my last claim which I filed a few days ago and I don’t expect them to. Needless to say I’m probably going to have to file an appeal. Worst experience ever with an EDD employee..

I have been employed for 2 years at this point at the same job! Thank god! I recently got a letter from EDD. I froze when I saw it – what on earth can they want! I open it up and they say I was overpaid a full week 2 years ago. It was the first week of my last job. The story is I was confused filling out my first 2 weeks of the claim. For my frist week of work I put down I made 0 cause at the end of your frist week you make 0 you don’t get paid till the following week. This is incorrect. Since was 2 years ago I racked my brain and said well I must have made a mistake so I look at the date of me having to send it all back in and I literally have 2 days till the make a decision? I Send the full amount in and get a letter back saying since I didn’t explain myself I owe the full money (which I already sent in and they cashed) plus a 150.00 penalty plus a suspension for 5 weeks if I ever get back on EDD! Let me remind you this was my first mistake at EDD and I said sorry paid the amount and now they’re doing this! I asked for an appeal on the 150.00 penalty and the 5 week one. It’s robbery! I can’t even get them on the phone. Anyone else experience this? I guess I’ll go in person and fight it. So frustrating!

EDD overpayment

February 11, 2017 · 1 comment

in Where's my Money!?

I received a notice that the money I received before my benefits were temporarily suspended pending a review/appeal decision was an overpayment and needed to be paid back. I paid them back and then I won my case, but I have yet to see that money that I wrongly paid back. Will I automatically get it back or do I have to call EDD and ask for it back?

I applied for a part time position at my last job because but after requesting, a part time position my job was terminated. So I applied for unemployment and this has been the worst night mare of my life. I had the phone interview where the person that interviewed me was extremely rude and hostile. Then I got information in the mail that I was disqualified. Then two weeks pass and there is a letter in the mail with an appeal form that I need to send in explaining the reason why I believe that this was the wrong. Two weeks later I get a letter in the mail saying that I have a hearing coming up with a judge and that’s it. Never received a dime from the EDD nothing and now it is 1 month sense the last letter and I have nothing, no weeks to certify, no time lines, no phone calls nothing. This is this worst thing that I have ever experienced in life 1,000,000%. California is wrong for having systems in place that don’t help workers and are only there because it is a requirement by LAW. I don’t recommenced anyone put their trust in the EDD at all because they are just out to scam you out of benefits that you pay for as a TAX payer and a worker. I don’t know how the EDD works in other states but I can tell you first hand that in CA it is the worst. It is currently the holiday season and I have a mortgage to pay bills that will not stop and I am still dealing with a current injury but I have to find a good job NOW and right now because I have 0% trust in the EDD system. I know that everyone has a different experience and some people really got help from the EDD but I am a VET and served six years in the US army and I still get 0% help nothing ZERO. I hope that maybe the right person will see this and make changes to this system because it is BROKEN as BROKEN gets. I hope that this is helpful to anyone that is frustrated with the EDD.

Hello. I have a concern regarding an EDD unemployment claim. I began receiving unemployment while I had a part-time job at the Home Depot and had reported the hours I was earning initially (about 15-21 hours a week). Further, I continued to work and then moved cities so I changed jobs. I called in to report this change and was told that I had not been reporting my wages from the Home Depot. I was unaware that I had to do this because honestly the continued claimant form was not easily understandable. It was not my intention to keep this information because I am an honest citizen. Thus, the reason why I called into the EDD office to report my change of place of employment. Thus, i did not willingly keep this information. Further, I was sent a letter of overpayment (DE1444) but I cannot pay back that amount. I want to appeal my process and want to know how to go about it. I cannot pay off that entire amount nor do I believe I was fairly treated in this situation. They were giving me unemployment benefits at the beginning knowing the hours I worked. They did not change much at all. Thus, why was I not eligible to continue to receive the benefits? I may be willing to settle an amount but only in payments as I have other bills of course. Any help and information will be truly appreciated. It would cause great financial hardship to me having to pay all of this back as I have student loans, auto loan, rent and bills to pay.