Why did I receive a Disqualification letter and then a week later, I receive an award letter???

December 9, 2017 · 1 comment

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I was laid off last year and received unemployment benefits. By June 2017 of this year all my benefits were exhausted and because I haven’t found a job yet, I was advised to apply for benefits when my claim expired. My claim expired 12/2/2017 and I applied for a new claim recently. So I received a disqualification letter stating that I would have to worked this year in order to receive benefits. A week later I received an award letter stating the weekly amount and an edd booklet. So I called edd and asked a representative who didn’t really give me an answer as to why I received a disqualification and then an award letter. I just don’t have it in me to sit on the phone for four hours only for a recorded person to tell me to call back later.So can anyone tell me what this means? Am I getting benefits or am I not?

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    As per UI Code section 1281:
    1281.
    (a) An individual cannot establish a valid claim or a benefit year during which any benefits are payable unless during his or her base period, for new claims filed with an effective date beginning on or after January 1, 1992, he or she has met either of the following conditions:
    (1) He or she has been paid wages for employment by employers during the quarter of his or her base period in which his or her wages were the highest of not less than one thousand three hundred dollars ($1,300).
    (2) He or she has been paid wages for employment by employers during the quarter of his or her base period in which his or her wages were the highest of not less than nine hundred dollars ($900) and been paid wages for employment by employers during his or her base period equal to 1.25 times the amount he or she was paid in this same quarter.

    So, no, if you didn’t work at all last year you won’t get any benefits on the new claim. I assume you got an award letter in case you later provided EDD with proof that you had worked and were eligible for benefits. Sorry for the bad news.

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