(California Unemployment Benefits)
What happens after initial claim balance runs out?
I live in a resort area in California. Laid off from a part time job after 8 years effective the last week of 2008 and have been collecting $285 plus $25 stimulus since then. Currently required to find maximum of 30 hours/week in my field (payroll/financial/administrative). Job market is zilch. Form says claim expires 12-26-09 but claim balance is $1710. which is only six more weeks (less if stimulus included). What happens when that $1710 runs out? Will they notify me, or do I have to call the phone number that is never, never, never available? Are there extended benefits, how do I get them, and will requirements be different? Can they require me to take full time to stay qualified?
That’s a whole lot of questions. You really know how to get value out of asking a question for free:)
That’s right .. the money runs out before the benefit year ends. The duration of unemployment benefits vary, but for most of us who worked consistently .. day in, day out, for our entire adult lives .. it’s 26 weeks and you can’t file a claim for regular benefits for a 2nd benefit year until the benefit year ends. There will be additional qualifying requirements and the worst part .. a new base period which will include part of your time spent being unemployed.
My guess is the money remaining does not include the stimulus. The stimulus is something additional they add for everyone and is paid for by the feds .. not the state.
What to do when your unemployment runs out? Visit this page at the EDD. You should receive the same amount. It says the “department will automatically file for the extension .. okey dokey.
I have holes in what I know about unemployment and when someone asks a question about extensions .. I feel inadequate to answer affirmatively or even negatively.
I do not “think” that receiving the extension can override California’s provisions about part-time workers, but the statutes cover extended benefits in part 3 of the table of contents. There is a link to the statutes on the page with the unemployment rules. You may find the answer there.
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