by Exhausted with CA
(Los Angeles, CA)
Filed Continued Claim form late, now I have a telephone interview
I just received a notice that I have a telephone interview that I filed my continued claim form late. There are three reasons I filed it late, but after reading the ciuab website I’m confused on what’s valid and what’s not.
I filed my form late because 1: The form that they sent me was for the last week of December and the first week of January. I didn’t receive the form until the 3rd week of Feb. so I had to go all the way back and research all the jobs I applied for in that time. Right after I filled it out correctly and accurately I immediately sent it in. 2. My appeal was a week after they sent me the form. I spent that entire last week competely consumed with gathering all the necessary information for my appeal, talking to my hearing representative, faxing documents to my hearing rep, calling my former employer for documents, etc. 3. Even with my upcoming appeal I was also still applying for work and going on interviews!
Prior to even receiving the form I also spent two whole days trying to get through to the EDD to find out why my claim forms were two months behind. (My phone records show this). Then when they finally sent me the claim form they also send forms attached that I could not recieve benefits because my administrative review (my appeal for denial of benefits was still pending).
I haven’t even received benefits pending my appeal and I had to wait 3 months for an appeal date. (Now I’m the one that files ONE form late!!!)
I just had my appeal and I am waiting on the decision. Now this…
Hi Exhausted ..
Okay .. what I’m hearing is .. you filed it late ..because you received it late from them .. is this correct?
I don’t understand why that wouldn’t be good enough for them. By the way .. if it doesn’t work out .. you shouldn’t lose the week of benefits .. it will just be postponed to the end of the claim.
If you haven’t already .. try this portion of the UIBDG about time requirements for filing continued unemployment benefit claim in California.
California sure does seem to love the “phone interview”. Personally, I think it is a stall tactic. Some people have to wait for weeks just for the phone interview .. before a determination is issued .. so they can appeal.
This is contrary to the main purpose of unemployment benefits. I think you all should pull together and raise a ruckus .. maybe get a TV station to look into some of these practices.
Or start raising hell with the attorney general’s office.
And for having one of the best online resources of any state online .. I’m still stunned by the fact that they prefer to mail claim form instead of having an online claim form for continued benefits .. I thought I read somewhere recently .. that they were implementing this .. guess I read wrong.
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