Everything I read about 2500A Cert for Continued Benefits says if I am NOT on automatic payments…did I have a choice or does SDI determine that?

So as I understand it, if I can’t change that,every two weeks I’ll have to file 2500A? AND wait an additional 10 days to see payment?

At exactly 8:00am, the number of callers had exceeded. Riiiiiiight!


I am at my wit’s end and slowly breaking down. I filed a claim for SDI in early November, and since then, there’s been nothing but stalling and delays.
I live nearby an office, and every time I go up there to check on the status of my claim there seems to be an issue that delays the processing time.

The first delay was when I went up to the office the first week of December and found I had missed a signature on a form. I signed it and they told me I would have my claim processed in 7-10 days. I waited two weeks and went back to the office in mid-December after not hearing any updates, and this time they said my claim was invalid due to an error with my wages (my job’s fault). Again, another 7-10 business days to “process.” Today, I went up to the office, yet again, and this time there were notes on my account to verify certain questions on my application. I answered them and was told that I have to wait another 7-10 days before it was processed.

It’s been in this cycle of being “processed” for two months now. I have no money, and I am scared that I will lose my apartment and everything else that I have because of this. Had I not been able to go to the office to check on my claim, things would be going even slower than they have. The worst part is that I’m just waiting to get approved…which means if I am denied, I am screwed.

It’s really messing with my head and I feel like I’m about to have a mental breakdown any day now. I’ve tried being patient, but it’s been two months and counting too long.

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

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

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.