phone interview

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

I quit my my job at the end of last month
And applied for unemployment on the 2nd of July .
I quit cause of my child care hours,
Conflicted with my daycare hours .
I had a set schedule and coming into this job it was on the table about the hours .
After a few people quit the hours were put on my shoulders and I advised my boss about my situation .
They told me ok and never got resolved .
I let them know again about it and nothing was done .
So I quit my job and I’m looking for a new job that fits my hours.
My wife makes more than me so I have to work around her schedule .
I got my edd phone interview and told them the story I just implied .
They asked questions and and in the middle of the call the lady said my employer noted that I was layed off .
The lady said she has to go by that .
She then said I most likely am eligible for unemployment and they were going to process it .
That was yesterday .
What time frame or has anyone been in this situation ? This is my first time doing this .
I’ve had a job since I was 16 .
I’ve never depended on the state help .

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Ok so I’ve been on unemployment since December and my claim is going to run out a couple weeks before my program is complete. I attend a pre apprentice program that started 4/29 & ends 8/21. I check the started training box every 2 weeks whwn I receive my form and have been getting paid. However I still see that my claim will expire before I finish. I called today and now I have a phone interview in 10 days. My question is once I mail my form tomorrow will I still get my money next week since I’m already on EDD? My class is free and fulltime related to all construction trades and has a guaranteed job placement in the labors union if not a skilled trade 7am-330pm.


I am still waiting on my unemployment benefits money from w/e 6/29! I used telecert on 6/30. If anyone else has not received payment either, please share. I need some feedback please.

I did receive my claim form for this period however it did not list a date on when to submit like it usually does.

I did have a phone interview on Monday due to a mix up on the claim itself and the rep I spoke to said it shouldn’t affect the payment I am waiting but did not know for sure.

Please anyone with similar experience or any info to share. Please help me.

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Anyone have recent experience of answering Yes to the School/Training question. If so, how many weeks did it take til the phone interview? I want to take some free & non-credit Continuing Education courses on Microsoft Office apps (Excel, Access) since I’ve been out of work so long and Office skills have diminished. Sounds like EDD wouldn’t have an issue with Evening or Weekend classes but how about a mid-week class that runs from 8am-4pm for just one single day?? Could I really lose my benefits over just one day of Excel training? Thanks.


I had a phone interview today regarding benefits eligibility.I’m a teacher that got laid off, and work part-time as a substitute teacher, so I have partial income from 2 districts.
I had all the questions ready for the interview, and I got confused with the question about “When did recess period begin and end.” I had written down the
last week I worked.
Well the interviewer was a complete jerk, and asked me why I wasn’t ready. I told him I misunderstood.. Well I tried to get online to obtain the information and could only accurately give him the answer for one of the districts.
So, he basically made it seem like, it was grounds for denying me…
He said that I would receive news in about 10 days whether I was eligible.

Now do the interviewers determine to deny or accept? Are you told over the phone?
Would I be able to appeal if it’s denied?
Thoughts and suggestions please.
Thank you in advance!


Hello everybody
I filled for edd a couple weeks ago got my mail in form filled it out sent it on Sunday had my phone interview this Monday everything went well the lady was very nice! She said that there were no issues and that I should be getting the money in a matter if days. I called Bank of America and checked my account, nothing!!! How long does it take for the first payment??!!


After first waiting three months for back pay after filing, going to and winning an appeal they once again cut off benefits. The lady on the phone interview was determined to find a way to penalize my husband and she did it with six weeks of no benefits. Having taken so long to collect in the first place and having to pay it nearly all to keep home now right in the same spot. She kept saying liar and accusing us of doing things we did not do. Now waiting on another appeal for the last three weeks with still no date assigned. It feels like they do this on purpose. They are causing people to lose their homes and not be able to even buy food. I don’t understand this at all. How can you do everything right but have one person decide to do you in on purpose??


First Phone Interview

June 18, 2014 · 2 comments

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hello all, I have my first phone interview tomorrow for eligibility of benefits. since it is my first time filing for edd. it says 1-3 for interview, my question is does the interviewer call my previous employer during that time period as well? if so , do they call you first or the employer. I would think it would be better if they called me last so I can explain any questions that may arise from my employer.


I started receiving UI in April after the company I worked for closed. I receved an appointment notice mid may that I had to go to an EDD office on May 29th with the form filled out with my work search history for the two weeks before the appointment date. I totally forgot about the appointment and obviously missed it. I know on the form it says that if I did not go it may affect me in receiving benefits my question now is how soon does edd find out that I did not go and will they send a letter saying thry will cut the benefits or will they set up a phone interview. up until today I have not received any letter about missing the appointment from edd. I have to certify this coming Sunday and would most likely get paid on Monday but what are the chances that I am still going to get paid this Monday since I missed the appointment? any help or advice would be greatly appreciated


It too EDD 1 month to get me my benefits, then one day out of no where I had recived my payment (back pay included). Out of the blue They stop my payment abot a Job I worked in 2012.. Why? The lady on the phone was not even sure why. I worked for them before I deployed overseas. So why would they stop payment, phone interview me about a job that i have not worked in 2 years that is not even apart of the 18 month period they ask for? When will i get my next payment. I start a new Job on monday but I need this last payment to get me to and from my new Job for the next 2 weeks.



May 26, 2014 · 6 comments

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So tomorrow is my phone interview for making a honest mistake when I was filling out my claim form I did not report the correct about of money paid to me. It was an honest mistake. I have been laid off from that job and now I have an interview. I am worried they will stop my befits completely. Does anyone know what happens do they just tell me to pay back the amount in error or do the cut you off…I am beyond stressed today. It was a $70.00 Error that is all. BY THE WAY HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE OR ARE NOW SERVING…