Transitional claim question

December 9, 2017 · 6 comments

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Hello,
My current claim will be expiring 12/31/17. I will be applying for the transitional claim a few days prior to that in hopes that their will be relatively little break in payments. I have re-established an “attachment to the labor force” (or however that’s worded) and earned over $1300 in one quarter during my current claim year. My highest quarter earnings on the upcoming claim will be from the same employer I am drawing benefits from now, specifically the Oct-Dec quarter of 2016. Will EDD still use that employer in calculating quarterly earnings? Or just from the employer I earned money with in 2017?

  • Cassie

    Hello, my claim ends at the end of this month. What is a transitional claim? How do I go about filing one? I thought I just had to open a new claim on Jan. 1. Is that incorrect?? Thanks for your help!

    • Guest

      Transitional claim is just EDD’s term for two back-to-back claims. As I understand it, transitional claims give you the benefit of not having to serve another waiting period week – you can begin receiving benefits the first week of the new claim. I’m still unsure if its better to file a few days before your claim ends or immediately after, I’ll probably ask a rep in a week or so. All the info is here: http://www.edd.ca.gov/UIBDG/Miscellaneous_MI_20.htm

      • Cassie

        Thank you!!

  • Cassie

    Hi! Another question…when opening a new claim…what do I put down? My last job info again or do I put EDD as my last “employer”? This is really confusing to me! Also, what box do you check for reason of unemployment? They ask you if you were fired, quit or laid off…how do mark it if you are just filing a new claim because your old one expired? I don’t know if it matters but my money ran out 12-10-17, claim expires 12-31-17…do I still keep filling out claim forms even if there is no money? Sorry, this is all new to meand it’s bad enough that I’m not finding a job, especially this time of the year! Any advise you can give is greatly appreciated!

    • Guest

      Filing a new (transitional) claim is just like filling out the first one. They’ll ask for wages earned in the previous five quarters to determine your award, why you aren’t working, etc. No, do not put EDD as an “employer.” Just list your last employer and why you aren’t working for them, like you did with the first claim. But you should note that you will be denied benefits if you haven’t worked at all during your current claim year. You must have earned at least $1300 (from working) in a quarter within the past 12 months to qualify again. I would keep certifying for benefits, even if there’s nothing left, since it might help with the transition between the old and new claim. Good luck.

      • Cassie

        Thank you! I filed in January after being laid off. I only collected for 2 weeks, I took on a temp job. I was let go off the temp job in June of 2017. I worked the while year of 2016 and half of 2017 so I know I have more than enough in wages. It been hard finding a job w/o a 2 hr commute where you can make enough to pay bills. It’s really hard this time of year! Hoping more opportunities come in the new year! Thanks again for your help! Hope it all works out for you too. Happy Holidays!

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