New Law Will Stop EDD From Mailing SSNs - Following 5-Year CBS13 InvestigationCiting our reporting, lawmakers passed a bill that will force the Employment Development Department to stop putting people at risk of identity theft by mailing full Social Security numbers, a practice that is already against the law.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Is The EDD Putting People At Risk Of Identity Theft?Following reports of wide-spread mail fraud, there are new concerns that the Employment Development Department is putting millions at risk of identity theft by mailing full social security numbers (SSN) on unemployment documents, in violation of state law.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Is EDD Fighting Fraud At The Expense Of The Unemployed?In an effort to stop fraud, the Employment Development Department may be further delaying payments to people who have been waiting months for legitimate unemployment claims.
CBS13 Investigates: Why Most California Parents Can't Use Paid Family Leave For School ClosuresThe federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was supposed to provide Paid Family Leave to parents when schools or childcare centers closed due coronavirus. However, research shows most working Californians don't qualify for the federal benefits.
Coronavirus Unemployment: EDD Acknowledges Staff May Be Responsible For Costly Date ErrorsEmployment Development Department agents have been accusing people of making costly typos on their unemployment applications.
Coronavirus Unemployment: 8 Weeks, Still No EDD Answers For People Who Exhausted BenefitsIt’s been nearly eight weeks since the president signed the CARES Act, giving people an extra 13 weeks of unemployment benefits, but Californians still can’t even apply for that money.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Pandemic Unemployment Application Website Crashed Tuesday MorningAfter weeks of waiting, millions of self-employed Californians were finally supposed to be able to apply for the new pandemic unemployment assistance on Tuesday.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Getting Answers For The Self-EmployedAs the Employment Development Department continues to process a record number of unemployment claims, there are millions of unemployed workers who don’t qualify.
Coronavirus Unemployment: '3 Weeks? Where’s My Money?'The EDD has processed a record number of claims over the past month and paid out nearly a billion dollars. Still many are coming to us frustrated by the 3-week payment timeline that isn't panning out.
Coronavirus Unemployment: EDD Clarifies Confusing Question — 'No, You Don't Have To Lie'A particular question on the unemployment application has caused confusion for many - but there is now some clarity after CBS13 started asking questions.
Coronavirus Unemployment: CBS13 Answering Frequently Asked QuestionsFrom EDD’s state unemployment to the $600 federal stimulus unemployment, to the new pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, the guidance is changing by the day, and the most common question we get is: "When will I get my money?"
Coronavirus Unemployment: How Many People Are Really Getting Checks?The Employment Development Department (EDD) has processed more than 2.5 million unemployment claims but that doesn't mean 2.5 million people are getting the unemployment payments that they need to survive.
Coronavirus Unemployment: $600 Checks On The Way - For SomeCalifornians who are already getting unemployment from the EDD are about to get a big bump in their bi-weekly checks. But for the millions who don’t qualify for state unemployment, it's still not clear how or when the EDD will get them the money they are entitled to.
Coronavirus Unemployment Application Problems: Lessons Learned So FarSome of the first people who filed for unemployment during the pandemic are getting their claims approved — and denied.
Coronavirus Unemployment Concerns: EDD Printing Errors?As if applying for unemployment wasn’t nerve-wracking enough, CBS13 has learned of printing errors on some letters from the Employment Development Department (EDD) that are causing confusion, undue stress and potentially compromising peoples identities.