unemployment insurance

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The Employment Development Department (EDD) today released the latest data on California unemployment claims activity since the pandemic began, and provided updates on actions underway to speed up payment and strengthen customer service, curb fraud, and assist victims of identity theft. Since March 2020, the Department has processed 20.7 million …continue reading

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At a joint oversight hearing February 3, 2021 of the Assembly Insurance Committee and Joint Legislative Audit Committees, legislators questioned the Employment Development Department (EDD) regarding recently released audits which revealed a litany of failings. The hearing was centered around the State Auditor’s findings in “EDD’s Poor Planning and Ineffective …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

A group of California lawmakers announced a package of legislation today to bring necessary reforms and oversight to the Employment Development Department’s (EDD) unemployment insurance (UI) program. The bills would enact crucial oversight and consumer protection measures, ensure claimants get timely access to benefits, and address fraud. Since the start …continue reading

Logo courtesy of California Senate Republicans

California Senate Republicans are concerned about the looming tax tsunami facing unsuspecting and unemployed Californians stemming from mismanagement and fraud in the state’s Unemployment Insurance program. Today, Senate Republicans delivered a letter to Governor Newsom urging him to take immediate action to help those innocent victims. This week, Californians will …continue reading

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The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in partnership with State’s Districts Attorney’s and the US Attorney’s Office continue to investigate and remediate fraud within state and federal unemployment insurance programs. Under the guidance of this state level coordination group, new safeguards have already been put in place to …continue reading

featured graphic for news from the California Department of Employment Development

Up to 20 additional weeks of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are now available to longer term unemployed workers in California impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal-State Extended Duration benefits program, known as FED-ED in California, only becomes available during times of high or prolonged periods of unemployment. Generally, it …continue reading

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On Wednesday, March 18, the President signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the federal relief act aimed at mitigating the economic and public health consequences of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The H.R. 6201 includes several actions related to unemployment insurance (UI). Follow up legislation, H.R. 748—the …continue reading