Two Months, Still Waiting

January 2, 2018 · 1 comment

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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.

  • annoymous

    Please do everything online. If you don’t have internet, go to the local library (it’s free) for one hour at a time. It’s so much more efficient.
    http://edd.ca.gov/Benefit_Programs_Online.htm (no signatures to worry about). Best of luck!

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