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I’m a bit confused and see if maybe one of you guys on here can help out with thoughts and inputs. So I filed a new claim mid-June and got my a response letter a week and a half later with my benefits amount on there as well as a continued claim form telling me to start filing for benefits starting July 5. BUT I realized that I should’ve waited until July to file a new claim form based on their quarterly base chart (to receive a more substantial benefit) ! Stupid me !

So I called in and got through to a representative on the phone to cancel my current claim.

Fast forward 3 days later into July, I filed another new claim since I had cancelled the previous one. A week and a half later, I received my EDD letter with the benefit amount but this time no continued claim form which is different. I just called into the telecert line to see if I can telecert and it stated that I could.

So now I’m confused. Being able to telecert right now without getting a continued claim form sent with the EDD confirmation letter is odd because usually the system won’t let you certify for benefits until you get that mailed continued claim form with the minimum date to certify….SO does that mean THAT continued claim form is still attached to my cancelled claim?

Or me being able to telecert right now is attached to the current claim and not the cancelled one?

If I certify right now, how do I know if EDD is using the right claim (this current claim) instead of the previous cancelled claim?

Sorry for the confusing question. Hope it makes sense !



I opened a claim in November and got a little money then before I started working a few weeks later. I’ve been working ever since until mid-June when my work dried up.

I tried to reopen my existing claim with EDD about a week and a half ago. I at first accidentally created an entirely new claim form, before figuring this part out and attempting to reactivate my old claim.

When I go to my online profile, there’s a statement on my page that says “You do not have week(s) available to certify. Check back after 07/19/2015 for your next available week(s).”

What does this mean exactly? Do I simply need to wait until July 19th? I’ve been out of work since mid-June, so it seems unusual they need me wait this long. I’m afraid I’ll check back July 19th and it will simply say wait until August 2nd and so on. Could I have not filled out a form I need to and or filled something out correctly?



Has anyone recently contacted EDD and heard they are having computer issues. I have(d) two claims. I was laid off twice, both same time of year. I filed my new claim on June 15 after getting laid off the previous Friday. My notice of award and a one week form form first week only came right away. A couple days after I got a claim for for old claim as I still had a small sum left. So my old form showed up and was mailed after more recent and newer claim. Supposedly you can skip the one week waiting if you are in my situtation. But now my forms received out of order, it doesn’t seem to be case. Usually I get my value load notice about 9 something in evening, but I have not yet. And that form for one week was received on Thursday, but here it is Monday and still waiting. I called Friday as well and they had some computer issue, called today and they had another. Still waiting :( It seems you are screwed when you work at all even just temp jobs of 5 hours or so a week as always something holding them up


I used to receive UI last year between 04/2014 to 07/2014. The payments stopped because I began employment and my paychecks were higher than my benefit amount, I understand that. I lost that job in January of this year and applied for UI about a month later in February. After waiting for about 3 weeks with no response, I contacted EDD via Email. I did not receive a response to the email but a week later got a letter stating I was denied UI because I missed my phone interview. I emailed EDD again and explained that I was never informed about my phone interview and that it was very unprofessional to blame me for their error. Again, I did not receive a response so then I reapplied for UI. I did receive a response about 10 days later saying that they can reopen my last application if I send in my last two paystubs (January) from my last employer. I sent them in and about 2 weeks later I receive another letter stating that I am now being paid benefits. I receive two biweekly payment and did not get any continued claim forms or any more payments for almost a month. I emailed EDD, no response. Emailed them again, and then got two emails in one day, both stating the same: That my UI claim had expired and that I need to reapply if I want to keep receiving payments. I emailed EDD again and told them that this is a mistake because how can a claim expire after only a month. Their response email said that I had requested to reopen that claim from last year (04/2014) and that claim is now expired. They went back a whole year, but when I applied in 02/2015 and 03/2051, I wanted a new claim because I earned more wages on my last job than I did from the job I had last year. Just to cover my own bases, I applies again for the third time about 3 weeks ago and again I am being ignored. I want to make a complain to the supervisor but EDD always hangs up on me when “transferring” me.


Hi there, I’m unemplyed and living in California. I’ve been on unemployment since February and yesterday I received a notice from EDD saying
“You have received all the benefits payable on your claim and no extended benefits are available to you. If unemployed, you may file a new claim by visiting..”
I only worked for about a month last summer and 4 months from Oct-Feb. So is there any chance I would qualify for an extension? And how would filing another claim help like they recommend?

thanks for any advice!


I was just wondering if my benefits are going to be extended automatically because my claim balance only has $378.00 left (2 weeks). I’m still diligently looking for work and I really need the money to survive right now because I have no other sources of income. My question is, do I have to file for an extension, file for a new claim, or will they do it for me automatically when my balance runs out? My claim expires 12-12-15 and my balance is $378.00. I contacted EDD and they said extensions expired in 2013, but how the fuck am I supposed to pay my bills when I’m going to job interviews and not getting hired? My best guess is to file a new claim because I doubt they’re going to do shit for me. Thank you for your time, it’s much appreciated.


I was laid off two weeks ago, April 2015, and I immediately applied for unemployment the day after to minimize the wait time. I just received a letter today in the mail from EDD stating that I have no benefits available for my claim. I’m a freelancer and I’ve worked from May 2014 – April 2015, with 2 weeks off period because the production company shuts down for the holidays. I’ve previously applied for EDD in December of 2014, but never finished the process because I was insured work shortly after, and I did received work. I’ve received another letter within the mail along with the “No Benefits Available” letter that states the beginning of my claim started back in December 2014. I’m really confused. I never received any money from EDD and I did not finish the application process so doesn’t that mean the claim was closed and when I applied for a new claim on April 2015, it would start from a new quarter? I’ve never applied for EDD before so I’m very new to this. Please let me know if I can provide any further info to make this clearer. And thank you for any advise and tip that you can provide. Thanks!