phone interview

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It’s been over 2.5 weeks with no money received nor communication explaining why from EDD. Then, today on Monday, I received a letter informing me a phone interview was scheduled last Friday! If we don’t find the sense of humor in this insanity, we’ll all go nuts.


I had just recently ended a contract with my agency and reopened my claim. I received money my first week but not the second. Then, I received a call informing me that I have a phone interview in 2 days on 1/26 between 1pm – 3pm because of a question with my eligibility. Never received a letter.

Today, this morning at 9am I missed a call from an unknown number 909-269-8220. Did not think much of it. I then awaited for my phone appointment between 1 – 3pm, and no call came. I researched the number that had called in the morning, and it appears to be from the EDD. Does this count as a missed phone interview?? Has this happened to anyone? I find it sketchy for them to do this if it is intentional.

The weird thing is, I looked in my account and they had paid me for the second week. Did they just move on and continued with my claim? Weird.


Purge on Claim

January 26, 2017 · 0 comments

in ¿Confused?

I filed a claim on 4/10/16. I was eligible. They sent a letter to sign up for UI Online to do my weekly certs online. I served my waiting period and received one week of benefits of 220.00 then found a job. I reported i started working. Unfortunately i had to leave my job so I quit. I knew i wouldn’t be eligible for UC so i didn’t reopen my claim. Although my job reported it to edd and i received a letter stating i was inelgible due to quitting and not checking to see if i could work something with my employer. It stated i need to make over 1100.00 to qualify to receive benefits on my continued claim form. I found a job in November 2016. I was told it would be long term. With no warning on Dec 19th 2016 I was told they had to let me go. She stated it wasn’t working out which is strange because i know i was doing well. She told me it was at will. I asked whats that and she told me laid off. The paper i received said Terminated which i didn’t notice till i got home because of i didn’t want to be where i wasn’t wanted. I shook their hands and told them thank you for the opportunity.
i made more than the amount to reopen my claim so i did. I had a phone interview on 1/5/17. I saw on the UI Online that i was able to certify for benefits. I did and it stated disqualification. I received no letter nothing.i emailed edd to find out why i was disqualified. 7 days later i received a response on 1/20/2017. She said I’m elgible but i need to send my wages. On 1/23/2017 i called edd and the lady gave me a fax and said they would purge it. There’s been no changes they received my next weekly certs and it states disqualified. I called 1/25/2017 And still they said there’s nothing that says i sent my wages. I sent it Monday and tuesday. My question is how long does it take for them to purge my claim because i do qualify for sure. I’m clueless ive never been fired and i never did a continued claim form. Thank you in advance.


Edd office is a joke!

January 24, 2017 · 0 comments

in Pissed!

I filed for unemployment benefits on 12/12/2016. I didn’t get a phone interview until 01/03/2017. I was approved for benefits on 01/06/2017. I requested Ui Paper forms twice and to no anvail recieved no forms. I found out about Ui online and certified through ui online but first I had to call ui online support for my customer account number because EDD never sent me my customer account number either. I was told by ui online rep I neeeded to call edd officce because my account doesn’t look in good hands. on 01/16/2017 I call EDD. Through trial and error he resolved my account problems. My Claim rep acidentally put an extra day before my intital claim for payment and din’t waive the first week as the waiting period. She also didn’t correct my current status because my previous unemployment many years ago was disqualified. The edd rep asked me if I still had my previous card. I said no and would need a new debit card. He said ok no problem, A card will be shipped out to you tomorrow and be there by 01/24/2017. I call BOA today to find out my previous card is still activated so I had to cancel the previous card , request a new card and pay $10 for express shipping because my rent is due before reg shipping date feburary 7th. I am expecting me card on 01/27/2017. I’ll keep this post updated as to if my card arrives on time or not. I am infuriated with the EDD Office. This experience is un-fucking believable. This is money I PAID. The government isn’t giving me a helping hand. I worked hard for this fucking money! How fucking dare they take their sweet time to pay me money I paid them!!!!


Filed claim Dec 16, had been on work share at the time, had phone interview about cause Jan 4. No contest. Ex employer got message Jan 11, going to pay. Online system broken, history stops 7/26, phones hang up on me. No human interaction is allowed. 5+ weeks, no mail, nothing. I have to drive to Sac. (3.5 hrs each way)next week I guess.
A waste of taxes, if ever.


I was laid off from an employer and quickly filed an EDD claim the next day. They sent me two phone interview times, completed that, and then said I had to “Register for UI online.” However, I had a child 3 years ago and they still have me as a user. They needed me to login with my old user and pw. I didn’t have it. User and pw help go to an old employer’s email address. “sorry we can’t help you.” You need to talk to SDI. No one on the phone at SDI could help. I drove an hour to a local SDI office asking who can help me reset my login and pw. Sorry we don’t do that here. They could see my new claim but couldn’t change a thing. They did change my communication from email to snail mail though. Told me to go back online and request a new temp password via mail. It’s been 30 days since I filed, no real help. I can’t email anyone for help as you need a login and pw to do so. It’s been about a week since my visit to my SDI local branch. When is this nightmare going to be over? Who is in charge of EDD? How can they expect you to have the same email address access for your basically a 10+ year period? How many of us really stay with one employer for that length of time? Even one says, well you should have a personal email, well I did, but Verizon shut down everyone’s email without any knowledge. That was fun too. What’s next? Do I lobby my local congressperson? Who is running this whole racket?


I applied for a part time position at my last job because but after requesting, a part time position my job was terminated. So I applied for unemployment and this has been the worst night mare of my life. I had the phone interview where the person that interviewed me was extremely rude and hostile. Then I got information in the mail that I was disqualified. Then two weeks pass and there is a letter in the mail with an appeal form that I need to send in explaining the reason why I believe that this was the wrong. Two weeks later I get a letter in the mail saying that I have a hearing coming up with a judge and that’s it. Never received a dime from the EDD nothing and now it is 1 month sense the last letter and I have nothing, no weeks to certify, no time lines, no phone calls nothing. This is this worst thing that I have ever experienced in life 1,000,000%. California is wrong for having systems in place that don’t help workers and are only there because it is a requirement by LAW. I don’t recommenced anyone put their trust in the EDD at all because they are just out to scam you out of benefits that you pay for as a TAX payer and a worker. I don’t know how the EDD works in other states but I can tell you first hand that in CA it is the worst. It is currently the holiday season and I have a mortgage to pay bills that will not stop and I am still dealing with a current injury but I have to find a good job NOW and right now because I have 0% trust in the EDD system. I know that everyone has a different experience and some people really got help from the EDD but I am a VET and served six years in the US army and I still get 0% help nothing ZERO. I hope that maybe the right person will see this and make changes to this system because it is BROKEN as BROKEN gets. I hope that this is helpful to anyone that is frustrated with the EDD.