phone interview

Help, I have a phone interview! What should I expect? Check here and see what others are saying.

I had to file for UI in 09/2014 after about three weeks of being on UI I found a temporary job. When the job was over I re-opened my claim and by mistake I filed for the weeks I was employed. When I discovered the mistake I immediately contacted the EDD. I was placed on payment hold and given a phone interview to clear the matter.
This is where things went bad. The EDD employee was not a clear speaker and I had a hard time understanding her. After explaining I couldn’t understand her I could tell she was frustrated and getting annoyed. She hurried me through the process of which weeks I had worked and which were eligible for UI benefits.
I received my back pay a few days later but I also received a “Notice of Determination” declaring me in eligible for benefits due to willfully misleading the EDD…..Really??!! Didn’t I contact the EDD about this? The only conclusion is the girl who interviewed me maliciously hurt me by declaring me willfully misleading instead of declaring it a clerical error and correcting it.


Man ive been waiting a month for a paymenti had phone interview on the dec 24th turned in both my claim forms on the 21st and the 4th still i havent got any word


Last December (last week of December) I took an LOA due to personal problems. My company was fine with it (I was a caregiver) I still continued to turn in my auto insurance information, as I was required too.. feb 1st I get a letter in the mail stating I was being let go. No reason as to why… I was finally able to go back to work the middle of feb. I looked, found Nothing. Survived off savings I had. I recently applied for EDD, got approved, got my first weeks pay.. then had a phone interview. The company I worked for claimed that I quit, that I never brought in my insurance card, that I didn’t have a vehicle which is crap! .. I was grilled by an interviewer… he said “I highly recommend you file an appeal if you get denied” told me to have a nice day. I still have the letter I was sent.. he wouldn’t even let me read to him what it said… now when I call unemployment it says no payments have been made and if I try to file it says I’m filing to early.
How long does it take for edd to come to a decision? If (I say that lightly) I’m re-approved will I get back paid? If I need to appeal will they take that letter into consideration? And last.. why does EDD take sooo long?? I’m struggling!

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payments stopped for no reason. Emailed, they said , needed a phone interview, one was never set up or do I set it up? How do I do it? they are ignoring me !! ?


I had went through the EDD process…It’s my first time ever applying…I had to leave my work due to my fiance receiving work in a different city…I applied for unemployement. Had the phone interview…I just received something in the mail saying I have another phone interview…Any Advice Why I am doing 2 interviews. I have been waiting for Unemployment for 1 month now and I have to pay bills


I happened upon this site and I figured I would share my story. I’m seeing this as “therapeutic” because I’ve dealt with EDD’s shenanigans enough lol. I was laid off of a mid-management position in October of 2013 (due to “corporate downsizing”) and started collecting UI from late October till early February 2014. I then found employment at the Postal Service as a City Carrier Assistant starting February of this year. The position through USPS is “non-career” (their version of part-time), but that is a misnomer. I worked over 60+ hours every week and was lucky if I got more than 2 days off a month.

On my downtime I looked for a job that was in the realm of what I used to do, and that was full time. I had interviews with 2 other companies but couldn’t make them because of my schedule at the Post Office. Due to this, after the 2nd occurrence I put in my notice and voluntarily quit from USPS last month. I re-applied for EDD, had a phone interview, and hear crickets still. I’m curious to know if my leaving USPS has made in ineligible for EDD benefits, even though the position was not full time or permanent. The job literally made it so I could not seek out full time work. I asked for a day off at the USPS when I had interviews, and my boss graciously told me; “If you want a day off, quit”. I guess only time will tell. Thanks for listening to me vent.


Used webcert for the first time about 10 days ago and haven’t received payment. Instead I received my usual weekly paper work and a notice saying I will have a phone interview asking what jobs I applied for and if I looked for work.

Webcert didn’t even allow me to add that information in so now my payment is being delayed because of that?

I don’t get it.


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”

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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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