I turned in my SDI claim in the drop off box 11/27/17 I went in to the offcie 12/8/17 to check if it has been recieved the lady said she didn’t see my claim in the system. I don’t know if I should wait another week or redo the claim over. Im due in a week and have no funds!!!!


Former EE

December 12, 2017 · 0 comments

in Pissed!

Between last Friday and today
Called SDI over 50
Each time SDI disconnected me
Recorded voice states..too many in queue. Really? Yes.
I am not surprised.
What surprises me is that its not a Local News item. But after today it may be.


Ive been on CA SDI since May 2017.My claim end date was originally Dec 31 2018. My doctor wants to extend it. When I called for the extension paperwork first they sent me a whole new application. Then suddenly I get a short payment and a letter telling me I have to see an independent doctor. Who I assume will be biased and try to cut my benefits. From what I read for extensions your personal doc just fills out the extension paperwork. Why am I being singled out for to see this EDD doctor??? Do they usually cut your benefits? Should I still have my regular doctor fill out the paperwork? I had never heard of this BS. I thought when your claim was up they sent an extension form. Why is this happening? What should I expect


No one answers phones!

December 7, 2017 · 0 comments

in Pissed!

Twenty one times I called the SDI phone line, 800-480-3287, to ask about a letter to state my benefits will end. I got disconnected each time due to the number of people in the queue. This is an unacceptable issue. EDD can do better than that.
How many times is it acceptable to EDD for a disabled person to call to ask a simple question? Not on FAQs!!!


SDI human contact

November 29, 2017 · 4 comments

in Tips

I appled for SDI 10/31/17 my doctor took 2 weeks to mail her portion in. My status has been pending almost 2 eeks and when I call 1-800-480-3287, it is all automated. My claim has been pending forever. Anyone know how to reach a human? I have had no income for 6 weeks now.


So on Thursday, August 31, my wife and I got a call about fostering two children. I had been laid off from my job and on unemployment for a few weeks prior.

We got the kids Thursday night and I applied to get on Paid Family Leave the next week. Since there was a seven day waiting period, I assumed I was able to fill out my claim for the week and got scheduled for a phone interview.

During the interview I was told I had knowingly submitted a false statement and should have checked “yes” under “Yes” or “No” and said there was a reason I was unable to work.

She said I would have to pay back for the day and would probably get a 5 week penalty.

I feel like this was an honest mistake, but the worker was so accusatory. Like I was trying to scam the government for the 50 bucks or whatever I was paid for the day. Is the only thing I can do now to appeal this is to go before the judge? What a hassle.

They take you so far down the hole for a representative that most will hang up before the end. Stay on! “Your wait time is 7 to 10 minutes” then “we’ve reached the maximum number of callers “good-bye” auto hang up for two weeks now. My money!!! I was forced to work from my hospital bed for some kind of income! Honest is me. I reported it. I don’t get any benefits. SDI screwed up! I rather be honest. But truth is if I was looking for a welfare check. I’d get everyone’s attention. Thank you Obama for your weak self. Democrats have killed this country! I’m a working person last to be considered! Make America Great Again by firing deadbeats and hiring those who can do the job. Hire more to get our calls for help. I am so pissed. Worse I can’t help myself without a human! Then which one of those can help or is trained to help??System sucks and doesn’t need to so easy to fix. Gov. Moonbeam in CA also has auto hang up. Who pays these people you and I!