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I got a notice a few weeks ago regarding participating on going to this mandatory workshop. The problem is that I can’t attend because the time that it begins. I get my 5 year old AUTISTIC child to school. I am also a single parent and don’t have assistance to get him ready for school except me. I called in advance saying my reason that I was told that it was not a reason. Then I got the notice two days ago about this phone interview. The lady was very like not allowing me to talk my true reason. I was answer questions from how my routine is like and how old is my child. They are going to make a decision if they are going to cut my unemployment benefit because of this one day. I am very upset because I got laid off, lack of support and taking care of my child with special needs. This unemployment is not family friendly and I know for sure I am not the only one in the planet going through this.

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Hello, I work as a letter carrier for the USPS and had a vehicle accident on 2/11/15. Long story short, accident was not my fault. My postmaster believes that I am lying about the details of the accident and for that, I am being removed from my job effective 4/11/15. Since the 2/11/15, I have been put in “non paid leave”.

I am currently in the process with my Union to help me get my job due to wrongful termination/ severe punishment. I was advised to look for other jobs in the mean time, however I have not been able to find one so far. Keep in mind, I have applied at a few places.

So my question, can I collect UI? I’ve applied on 3/13/15 and will have a phone interview on 3/30/15.

Can anybody help me? Words of wisdom will be appreciated. Thank you! :)


Hello Everyone, here’s my question to actors who collect EDD benefits. I am an actor all the while I held a 9-5 job. I was booking a lot of work (Network shows) which of course conflicted with the 9-5. The company I worked for is a payroll company which basically pays my acting work checks as well as 9-5. Since my position with the company was crucial that I was there during work hours, needless to say I was written up and told I have to choose either my acting career or the 9-5 career. I decided to quit. The day before my last day of working my 9-5, I filmed an episode of a network TV show.

I filed unemployment the day I received my check from the show which was on the 7th of Feb. Of course, I wanted to be honest when filing my claim and listed the 9-5 as the very last employer. With that I was scheduled for a phone interview which asked Why I decided to quit, was there a way I could have stayed at the 9-5 etc. Of course I was denied due to the fact that I voluntarily quit. Here’s my question. I did not want to or intend to collect benefits from the 9-5 job. I intended to collect benefits from my acting jobs. I filed another claim leaving the 9-5 job OFF the claim and just listing all my acting work, residuals, etc. I just received a letter in the mail stating I filed the claim, but they used the reason for the claim from the original claim I filed on 2/7/2015 and with the 9-5 employer listed as the last employer.

I also received a letter stating I mail in copies of earnings I earned after 1/25/2015 totaling $2250.00 or more in able to remove prior disqualification. I have not filed my appeal just yet. Should I file the appeal? How will I be able to collect benefits based on my acting jobs and not the 9-5?


I never got notice in the mail that I had a phone interview today. Three , yes three, years after a retail giant laid me off from seasonal work they just NOW tell EDD I was fired due to misconduct. First, that’s not true. Second, this store paid me a settlement technically “admitting” wrongdoing and I was laid off. I was seasonal. So now EDD gets notified I was fired due to misconduct. Wtf? I told my interviewer everything but you know how EDD is. I’ve been through the Overpayment mess before and couldn’t sleep..but I won in 2013.

So now here I am again dealing with this. Corporate faxed the Interviewer who I spoke with a letter stating I’m eligible for rehire, but that was it.

Isn’t there a cap on how long EDD can come back demanding an Overpayment. This was in 2012 for chrissakes.


Ok let’s start here why is there no one at EDD who does the phone interviews without a heavy accent? I live in a multi-diverse area and I could barely understand what she said, but I’ll digress.

So I was on unemployment for about 6 months after working my previous job for 3 years. In late October after sending countless resume I was picked up as a part-time (at-will) employee for this company. The money was ok but the hours were super short and in the end they didn’t end up paying me what they owed me. I had to go to the Labour department to file against them and by that time I had quit. I barely worked there two months. After going all of Dec and Jan without any kind of payment because they couldn’t figure out that I worked a job and then had to quit it. I had only recently started receiving payment again less than $400 to be exact when I receive the dreaded phone interview letter yesterday. Now I have another freaking interview even though I have discussed what happened to like 5 phone representatives who reassured me nothing was wrong. I mean EDD encourages you to find a job and I did so now I’m being punished for it because it didn’t pan out. The phone interviewer left me voicemail and even said I would be dropped altogether if I didn’t do this new phone interview. She said she is trying to determine who my second to last employer was o.0. Like WHAT??? I started a new job and now you’re trying to figure out after all this time who I worked for before. Do these people have records? Or a database? It seems like if anything that is not uniform comes across their desk they just deny it. I mean who else wants their job? I wish I only had a workload for two hours and could bullsh*t the rest of the day. I just want to get this over this and go to my job interview on Monday. Anything is better than this.


I have had a claim open since 5/2014. During that time I have been working, if not very underemployed. I have continued to submit claims every week, reporting all my earnings. The last gig I worked at for 1 month, the manager telling me on the third week that she didn’t feel it was working out, mainly because I had been late twice, indefensible. I know, but it was right around Christmas time. I agreed with her, as I didn’t much care for the job because it was all phones. So I was unemployed completely for about 5 weeks, during which they sent me the forms to catch up over on which had fallen 6 weeks behind. I filed via web cert and they paid me quite promptly. I recieved a voice message from someone calling about a phone interview for Tues. I tried calling back but could not connect. I looked through all my EDD paperwork, and nothing about a phone interview. I got a hold of her the next day on my lunch break. I had put for the reason you are no longer working as “contract ended”. It had, ended for me. She says the employer says I was terminated. And because there was a dispute is why she was calling. She told me I had to be very careful with my language with EDD. She said she would put down that I agreed with the employer that I was terminated.
Will this cause denial of eligibility? What about the 5 weeks they have already paid me for? Would I have to pay it back? What if the reason you are terminated is for coming in late? In all my years of work, this is the first time I got canned for being unreliable.
The employer is the contracting agency who I never actually spoke with. It was the client who told me it wasn’t working out but felt bad because I was such a good worker. She even gave me a weeks notice.
Although I am working at a low paying gig now, I just don’t have the wherewithall to fight it with an appeal… My last web cert only gave me one week, and after that it is nearly exhausted..


I’ve never had to file for unemployment before so the process is all new to me …I filed and was approved and received 2 payments to my EDD card and then all of a sudden I was sent a phone interview letter saying my claim was on hold until interview was over …come go find out my employer said I quit when I really didn’t so the Interview was set up to get my side and determine eligibility ….mean while I submitted my next 2 weeks claims on web cert and status was stuck on “submit” during this waiting time til my interview …I had my interview 3 days ago …was told I’d get a decision letter in the mail with in 7-10 days….I just happened to check web cert over the past 2 days and it was still on submitted but today it says Issued on Feb 14th …but no payment is on my card …does this mean I was denied ? I find it weird that it would say issued on a saturday aswell….. feeling so bummed over this whole process …any insight would be appreciated ..thanks !