phone interview

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So I called Edd to ask why I haven’t received my payment. They told me I went to the meetings I was supposed to and had my resume on cal jobs, so there should be no reason for the hold they would have to wait and schedule a phone interview to fix this? And my payment will be with held until then? I have rent coming up and children to feed. This is ridiculous! Has anyone else had to do this? How long before they finally call you?


i filed edd back in Aug 1 2014, and received the material on Aug 10, 2014, but for some reason i didn’t send back the first continued form until Sept 25 2014, few days later i received 2nd and 3rd continued form, after that phone interview letter was also received last week and the interview was done this morning, the EDD guy told me that they will let me know their decision by sending me a letter, he didn’t mention or ask me about my last job, he just want to find out the reason why i sent out the continued form so late, so even i will not get my benefit for the weeks that being late, or i am not going to get any benefits? thanks alot and forgive my writing!

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I filed for UIB 32 days ago and just caught up with my first weeks’ pay. I had a week of disability back in May 2011 and was issued a card. Of course I do not have it anymore and it would be expired by now anyway, right? I was supposed to have been issued a card When I filed for unemployment, but was busy getting signed up for cal jobs, and getting my resume updated and out and did not even notice. And I should have read the entire page on edd site about debit cards. But after waiting like 3 weeks for phone interview that an additional phone interview would be needed in a week. So, I’m still not missing my “check”. Second phone interview came around and I was told the question had been answered by the first interviewer and my payment had been processed 2 days prior to the call. Of course there is a holiday thrown in there so I expected an additional delay. No panic yet, just trying to keep calm. Today as I was combing the web for info on what others had been thru, I kept seeing that debit card mentioned and got to thinking about my expired one and how funny it would be to have money sitting in an account I hadn’t used in more than 3 years. So I read every word on the edd site about debit cards and found 1 little paragraph that says ifthere has been no financial activity in last 6 months and balance on card is $19.99 or less a new card will not be automatically be issued. You have to contact B of A. So I called B of A and explained my story and sure enough, my first payment is sitting in there, to be joined tomorrow by the 2nd and 3rd payments. So I can get a new card in 7-10 business days, or I can pay rush shipping and get it in 3 days
I’ve been unemployed almost 5 weeks….guess what I chose? Now I ask you, would it have been so difficult for edd to add 1 sentence to their letters? “Our records indicate that you have a debit card already. Please contact B of A if this is not accurate”


I was laid off on 9/25 by my employer, having been told by the HR Director that after my 3 months there, that “It’s just not a good fit” and that they had a surplus of staff and insufficient work, particularly due to the loss of a large account that 5-6 staff worked on regularly.

I filed for EDD online that day, selecting “LAID OFF” as the reason and entering a brief explanation that there was not sufficient work for me to continue working. I received all the normal notices plus a notice that I was scheduled for a phone interview on 10/14; the form stated that I should be prepared to answer questions as to why I quit(??).

During the interview, the interviewer asked me about the reason I left and I explained the above to her, that I was laid off due to a lack of work, etc. She (interviewer) then said that given I was laid off I shouldn’t even be interviewed. She asked if there was anyone at my company she could call to confirm my story and said that to date my company had not replied to any of EDD’s notices and that she couldn’t get anyone on the phone. I gave her the direct # of our HR Director; she said she would call the HR Dir. right then and that as long as they confirm what I said she could finalize my claim and authorize payment that day.

I called the interviewer back today to see if she had heard from my company. She stated she had not and inferred that my company has until tomorrow to respond. She then said that after that she would have to proceed and “finalize” my claim. I asked her what would happen with my claim (approve or deny) if my company doesn’t respond and she said she could not tell me either way, and that she had 10 days from my interview to finalize. I’m fairly certain that my company will not respond. Does anyone have any advice/experience/knowledge to share on what will likely happen if my company doesn’t respond?

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Hello. I filed a UI claim some weeks back and did a phone interview about a week ago. The lady on the phone said that she approved me, and talked of other information relating to debit cards, etc. So today, I get a letter in the mail from EDD that is mostly blank – at the very top, there is a small statement about taxable unemployment compensation and the following:
“WEEK PAID: 09-27-14 $.00
10-04-14 $.00″
…..? What does this mean? There is nothing else in the letter.

At the same time, I also got a letter from Bank of America today containing an “Annual Error Resolution Notice”. Another part of the letter says that I’m receiving the notice because the Government Agency had provided me a debit card prior to 12-31-13 (this is true, for a previous claim) and that no action is needed to be taken on my part. I even still have the card in question, though I haven’t used it since that claim ran out in January earlier this year. I checked my old Bank of America EDD account just now and it’s still empty. Kinda confusing… would be appreciated.


On Sept 25, My boss suspended me until further noticed for something I had no control over. I am trying to claim unemployment but my boss has yet to informed me if am fired or not.

I have been out of work for about 2 weeks. My phone interview is in a couple of days, would I be eligible for unemployment?


working part time

September 7, 2014 · 2 comments

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Hello, SO I’m currently collecting UI and started a part time job. My part time job will earn less than my weekly benefit.

I’m turning in my first continued claim form this week with the part time job earning.

What I want to know is will EDD stop my payment and set up a phone interview?
Will they just adjust my weekly benefit to compensate for the part time earning and pay out the lesser amount on the regularly scheduled day?



Interview Advice!!!

August 22, 2014 · 5 comments

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Hello All,

I was recently let go from my job due to my “not being a good fit” does anyone have any advice for me during my phone interview? What types of questions do they ask, I’d like to be prepared.

Thank you!


Hello all,

I have a question for anybody who wil hear me out, I’m really in need of some help! I currently reside in CA, upon applying for unemployment benefits and explaining my story to them I was denied benefits. I appealed EDD’s decision and eventually won the hearing, reversing my determination. I finally received TWO checks after months of battling this issue and living day to day unemployed! Soon after the hearing in June I left town to drive four hours North (In state) to be with my grandmother for her surgery and to spend time with her from July 10-Aug 2, nobody else in my family could be there for her and it was pertinent I be there for her. I stayed for about 4 weeks and wasn’t able to certify my claim form for July 17-Aug 2 and ended up turning it in late. On that day I contacted EDD (Stupidly) and apologized that I was late on my claim form and notified them as to why it was late. They then told me I had been scheduled for a phone interview. Today 8/20 was my phone interview and their reply was that I am not eligible for benefits the entire time I was out of town and that I would have to Reopen my claim and appeal if I had any objections with their decision.
My question is, What is the process to reopening my claim? How long will this take? Is there any chance of winning the appeal under these circumstances? I can’t get any answers out of anybody at EDD even a manager I just spoke to so I hope somebody here can answer my questions for me. Thanks a lot for your time.


So, I’ve already gone through a phone interview and have been waiting for a response to see if I was approved. I’ve submitted 3 claim forms and still no pay. That’s 6 weeks worth of money! I called in the other day and surprisingly got a really nice and helpful lady. She informed me the mail to the employer was returned. I verified the correct address and I believe the employer is trying to avoid or delay unemployment for me. One they’re cheap and two there was a lot of tension between us. I’ve been on unemployment twice before so I know how to fill out correct information on claims. I have another phone interview for tomorrow. I just wanted to know if anybody knows or thinks I will get paid or at least get paid for waiting so damn long for something that’s not on my end. Helpful advice wanted, negative idiots can just continue about their worthless lives. Thanks.


I reopened a claim on 6/8/14, I mailed the claim form in and they received it late, so a phone interview was set for me (which I got about 10 minutes ago) I don’t really care if I was denied or accepted for the first claim but the lady told me if I was INDEED denied, it would only be for the 2 weeks that was received late, as of 8/2/14 that was the 6th week I claimed (which were all on time with webcert) AFTER my first claim form, 8 weeks all together, 6 weeks on time. Now my question is, am I off the holding period to get paid (for the 6 weeks I claimed on time) being that I just had my phone interview? Because I was told by EDD that ALL my payments after the first late one will be on hold until I tell them why I mailed it in late (phone interview), now that I told them why, when will I get paid? I tried to ask the lady on the phone interview but she was in such a rush she almost hung up in my face… Thank you.