Audit: California Unemployment Agency Was Warned Of Fraud, Did LittleDespite warnings, the California Employment Development Department did nothing for four months to stop paying bogus jobless claims, according to an audit released Thursday.
Suspicious Surge In California Unemployment Claims Raises ConcernsCalifornia is reporting a surge in coronavirus unemployment claims last week for independent contractors, gig workers and the self-employed, and the tens of thousands of claims are raising renewed concerns about widespread fraud.
Former EDD Employee In Roseville Charged In California's Unemployment Fraud InvestigationFormer EDD employee, Andrea Gervais of Roseville, is accused of filing 100 fake claims, including one in the name of a sitting United States Senator.
Coronavirus Unemployment: What To Do If You’ve Been Victimized By EDD FraudFrom stealing your identity to using your address, thousands are getting caught up in Employment Development Department fraud even if they never filed for unemployment.
Holding EDD Accountable for Identity Theft: Lawmakers Pass New Law Citing 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.
California Lawmakers Holding Hearing On Unemployment BacklogLawmakers will hold a hearing over the Employment Development Department (EDD) backlog Wednesday as a new report shows the magnitude of the problem.
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.
EDD Working To Hire 1,800 Employees During PandemicTo help process the millions of unemployment claims made during the coronavirus pandemic, the Employment Development Department is hiring 1,800 new staff over the next several weeks.
California Becomes First State To Borrow From Feds To Pay Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia has become the first state to borrow money from the federal government so it can continue paying out claims for unemployment benefits during the pandemic.
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.
Self-Employed, Part-Time and Gig Workers Can Now Apply for Unemployment Benefits In CaliforniaSelf-employed, part-time, independent contractors and gig workers in California can apply for new unemployment insurance benefits made available through the CARES Act.
New Texting System Will Answer Questions About Unemployment Claims In CaliforniaPeople could find it easier to navigate the unemployment benefits system in California. after a new texting system goes into place, Gov. Newsom says.
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.