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Started by Jamie, August 18, 2018, 04:39:12 PM
Quote from: sfpf on August 20, 2018, 11:21:51 AMYes, I was able to get unemployment benefits and am glad I took the time to apply. The process in San Francisco takes patience because the unemployment office is so busy. The phone lines in CA are often jammed too and I couldn't even get placed on hold time and time because there were too many people calling in. I did a lot of reading online to figure out how to file a claim and often googled for answers outside of the CA EDD website. It felt frustrating not being able to get a hold of someone over the phone so I just did the best I could with the application. After I submitted they had a couple questions they wanted to clarify with me and they sent me a letter in the mail with a scheduled phone interview. It was nice to get to speak with someone then at least and I made sure to ask as many questions I could think of then while they got my paperwork squared away. Like Captain said, it's worth applying because the worst is you don't get it and you will get it if you meet the qualifications. Good luck!
Quote from: CallieSF on November 11, 2018, 10:24:12 AMEngineered my layoff a few years ago. Did the application online and due to the high level of income I qualified for the max amount per week...totalling $11,700 max in California. Hardly what I expected and it was taxable in the highest income tax bracket. I tell people never to rely on EDD, but it was a nice perk. The employer pays into EDD anyways, so make sure you get a big severance package.