CA Unemployment Benefits Update

Two weeks ago we expressed our concern to the Legislature about the pace at which the state is processing unemployment claims. At the same time, we submitted a Public Records Request to the Employment Development Department. Earlier this week EDD provided a disappointing response that, so far as we can tell, is at odds with the information collected by New York State and required for compliance with federal guidelines. We will keep trying but with millions of our fellow Californians unemployed, we hope the Legislature is focusing attention on this matter to ensure benefits are being provided in a timely fashion.

Originally posted on Medium, 6/3/20.