Unsure of what to expect

January 28, 2018 · 0 comments

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I recently received a letter from the EDD stating that I owe them $15.00 for a mistake that I made a year ago. My question is will that slow down my certification for this today? Or am I just being paranoid because it still says pending? I don’t even recall receiving new certification for these past two weeks, but I was able to certify online. I’m completely lost and waiting on this to get to my new job that I start Monday.


So, I have not been paid any benefits yet. I was let go on 11/1, had my phone interview on 11/20 and I received my approval letter the first week of December. Due to an issue on their end I could not certify for benefits until yesterday, 12/15. Today I logged back in and I see another phone interview for 12/22, which seems like its probably a mistake. Is this common or should I just call them again because it seems like it will just further delay me getting any benefits. Thanks!

So on Thursday, August 31, my wife and I got a call about fostering two children. I had been laid off from my job and on unemployment for a few weeks prior.

We got the kids Thursday night and I applied to get on Paid Family Leave the next week. Since there was a seven day waiting period, I assumed I was able to fill out my claim for the week and got scheduled for a phone interview.

During the interview I was told I had knowingly submitted a false statement and should have checked “yes” under “Yes” or “No” and said there was a reason I was unable to work.

She said I would have to pay back for the day and would probably get a 5 week penalty.

I feel like this was an honest mistake, but the worker was so accusatory. Like I was trying to scam the government for the 50 bucks or whatever I was paid for the day. Is the only thing I can do now to appeal this is to go before the judge? What a hassle.

This is my first time accepting UI, so I have had some difficulties with the process…when I first certified, I did not realize that the withholding they ask you to opt into was mandatory. I was under the impression it was some kind of extra withholding, like what you do on a W-2.

For my most recent check I have been opting in for the withholding, but I am not sure how to correct that I did not withhold on previous checks. I don’t want to be penalized by the IRS for this. Did anyone make this mistake and know how to fix?

So I (unintentionally) misreported the wages from a recent temporary position. I made about $500 in two weeks of February, but reported it all in a single claim week after I’d already gotten paid. EDD docked one week’s payment, and I thought that was that.

Since the numbers/dates didn’t match up exactly, they recently flagged my account and told me I had a phone interview scheduled next week.

Now, I know I messed up because I didn’t read the fine print. But if anyone has had a similar experience… what exactly can I say during this interview to ensure that I continue getting the rest of my UI claim?

Will they accept the fact that this was an honest mistake and perhaps dock another week or two as penalty, or charge me for fraud and stop payments altogether?


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!

What a mess

April 25, 2016

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Filled claim 3/20 and got approved a week later. Got work certification forms a week later. Sent them in on time and after the wait was forever. So called and after trying soo many times got a hold if someone who told me my payment was delayed because of a mistake they made on a claim I filed in 2013. After that was fixed I sat here waiting because they said payment was issued. All I got in mail was work search forms no check or debit card when the rep told me I would get a check cos the other card had expired.kept checking mail and today I received receipt that payment was disbursed it seems to debit card which was weird cos I didn’t get one to begin with. After reading stufd here I called bof A to send me a card since EDD never told them to issue me one. Filed a claim on 3/20 im just now getting payment. Be patient cos the system is slow.