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We’re here to support you during COVID-19. Contact us using one of the following methods.

Important: UI OnlineSM is still the fastest way to file your Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. Once you log in, you can also ask questions about your claim by selecting Contact Us at the top of your homepage.

Note: If you are getting a phone call from the EDD, your caller ID may show “St of CA EDD” or the UI Customer Service number 1-800-300-5616.

For Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave claims, or tax information, visit Contact E. D. D. EDD.

UI Customer Service

Get help with filing a claim by phone, getting payment information, general UI questions, and technical help with registration, password resets, EDD Customer Account Numbers, and how to use UI Online.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days a week except state holidays.

Phone Numbers

  • English and Spanish: 1-800-300-5616
  • Cantonese: 1-800-547-3506
  • Mandarin: 1-866-303-0706
  • Vietnamese: 1-800-547-2058
  • California Relay Service (711): Provide the UI number (1-800-300-5616) to the operator
  • TTY: 1-800-815-9387

UI Automated Self-Service Line

Get information on how to file a new claim or reopen an existing claim and your last payment issued. You can also certify for benefits using E. D. D. EDD Tele-CertSM, request copies of your 1099G tax information, and find your local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.

Hours: 24 hours per day, seven days per week

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  • English: 1-866-333-4606
  • Spanish: 1-866-333-4606
Источник: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/contact-us.htm

In summary

As California’s unemployment agency tries to cut off fraudsters, real unemployed Californians have found their benefit accounts suddenly frozen.

Joseph Wood went to buy gas in Ventura in anticipation of driving up the coast to visit his children this week. The 39-year-old gig driver knew he had money on a debit card connected to his unemployment payments when his purchase was declined.

Unable to fill up his tank, he found his card was frozen. By the time it unlocked Monday, $1,380 had disappeared.

In what appears to be the latest problem at the besieged state Employment Development Department, unemployed Californians say their accounts are being erroneously frozen, leaving them unable to access a financial lifeline amid the pandemic. Reports surfaced last week and continued over the weekend with beneficiaries reporting their Bank of America accounts — where benefits are deposited and spent — frozen, closed or drained of money.

Amid a backlog of 1.6 million unprocessed claims, angry lawmakers and out-of-work residents, California’s unemployment agency placed a two-week pause on new claims to implement an automatic identity-verification tool to speed up processing times. The move was among a list of recommendations from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s strike team to improve call center service and outdated technology. To date, more than 13 million claims have been filed and the agency has doled out about $94 billion in benefits.

Now as the department resumes full operation with a new identity verification system, a new issue has emerged: people can’t get their money out.

The $1,380 that disappeared for Wood looked familiar. It’s the same amount he lost to a Burbank fraudster and then had returned by EDD this summer.

Over the weekend, he shuttled back and forth between the department and Bank of America, the bank contracted by the state to issue debit cards, each side deferring to the other about the freeze and the disappearing cash — labeled “Dispute Adjustment.” Wood uploaded more documents to reverify his identity, but the money is still missing, and he can’t get clarity from either group.

“I’m incredibly frustrated,” he said. “I was supposed to go up and pick up my kids on Monday, but I couldn’t.”

Freeze first, verify second

The department seems to be freezing accounts first and asking questions second.

The state stated that extra steps were necessary to vet claims amid reports of fraud. But legitimate claimants appear to be caught up in the verification process, leaving them with few answers and no way to access money already dispersed to them.

One Sacramento TV station, KCRA, obtained a script that some EDD employees were given to help answer questions about the situation. It tells callers that they will receive an email, text, or notice in the mail within five to seven days of their account being frozen.

The agency told lawmakers at a committee hearing Wednesday that in an effort to weed out fraudsters, it is working with Bank of America to review some 358,000 debit cards issued to unemployed Californians, and is also looking into 315,000 unpaid unemployment claims.

The EDD told CalMatters that all these claims have been temporarily suspended because of an unusually high volume of claims from single addresses, adding that recipients had been notified in the past few weeks that they would need to reverify. This does not align with their stories of sudden, unexplained account freezes.

EDD Director Sharon Hilliard also said at the hearing that the agency’s 27 fraud investigators currently have 75 open cases. When pressed by lawmakers on how much taxpayer money may have been lost to unemployment fraud during the pandemic, Hilliard said the agency does not have an estimate.

“It’s going to be in the hundreds of millions,” Sacramento Democratic Assemblymember Jim Cooper said during the hearing. In the meantime, much of the burden for investigating EDD debit card fraud has fallen to local law enforcement.

Beverly Hills Assistant Chief of Police Marc Coopwood told lawmakers his investigators have arrested over 100 people for EDD fraud and confiscated 200 EDD debit cards. “We will not arrest our way out of this problem,” Coopwood said. “We need to see systematic changes at EDD.”

To complicate matters, President Trump on Tuesday tweeted ending talks with congressional Democrats on another coronavirus stimulus package before the election. He later tweeted he would support funding stimulus checks, small businesses and airlines. Without additional aid to state and local governments as well as the unemployed, it dashed hopes of extending a $600 weekly federal boost that expired in July. 

Money missing with no warning

Jesika, whose last name is not being published for worries about finding a new job, has been receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance — the benefits aimed at contract and gig workers — sporadically throughout the year. The Glendale resident checked the balance in her account on Thursday: around $1,500. The next day, she started seeing Facebook posts about cards being locked, and she tried to check her account again.

It was frozen. 

A series of weekend calls did nothing to clear things up. Bank of America first told Jesika the state had closed her account due to fraud, then told her all they could see was a freeze. One EDD representative told her she must have mistyped her password multiple times. Another told her she needed to reverify her identity. A third said her account had been frozen because of a flag.

She was frustrated that her money could be blocked with no warning. 

“I get where they have to verify,” Jesika said. “Send a text message and say, ‘Hey,’ or an email, ‘You have 10 days to comply or your ATM card is going to get blocked.’ What if I had no other cash or means for the weekend?”

The professional caregiver, who has lost her car and is now on the brink of bankruptcy, has struggled with the EDD for months. Rarely do the benefits come easy; she says it feels like her new job is trying to reach the department over the phone. 

After a weekend of calls and scanning old documents to reverify her identity, the account did reopen and Jesika was able to make withdraws Monday. 

“I feel like their little puppet,” she said. 


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A double bind

The agency is being overwhelmed by the volume of unemployment filings in the coronavirus recession — and recent fraud is adding to that strain.

Hilliard said that the federal government’s unprecedented Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program for out-of-work contract workers “opened the door for fraud in a way it never has before,” because of fewer “checks and balances” than traditional unemployment insurance.

Schemes to defraud the system and identity theft have bloomed across the state. These are not victimless crimes, Jessica Bartholow of the Western Center on Law and Poverty points out — Californians whose identities are used by scammers can be blocked from their own deserved benefits.

At the same time, the freezing of accounts seems to fly in the face of a recommendation in the strike team’s report: the agency shouldn’t allow anti-fraud practices to prevent timely access to benefits.

Bartholow said that even if funds aren’t available for a few days, payment fees and overdraft charges can stack up, on top of the stresses for unemployed Californians looking to access their money.

“There are monetary costs,” Bartholow said, “and there are real and tangible harmful impacts to people.”

Hilliard told lawmakers today that she is “very confident” EDD will clear its 1.6 million-claim backlog by January, and that the agency has taken action on about half of the governor’s strike team’s recommendations.

CalMatters reporter Lauren Hepler contributed to this report.

This article is part of California Divide, a collaboration among newsrooms examining income inequity and economic survival in California.

Stephen is working as an Audience Intern this summer and is a rising junior at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. More by Stephen Council

Источник: https://calmatters.org/california-divide/2020/10/unemployment-benefits-frozen-accounts-edd/

Contact information for unemployed workers

Unemployment claims questions: 

800-318-6022
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

If agents are unable to answer your questions immediately, they will schedule a call back for the following day. 

eServices is the fastest and easiest way to submit your application for benefits.

If you can’t use eServices:

  • Submit your application using our automated phone system, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Submit weekly claims using our automated phone system from 12:01 a.m. Sunday through 4 p.m. Friday.

Mondays and Tuesdays are our busiest days. You might want to wait until Wednesday or another day when the phones are less busy. You can find answers to most general unemployment benefits questions on our website. 

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INFORMATION FOR JOBSEEKERS: One-Stop Career Centers, which have served residents virtually throughout the pandemic, have added appointment-based in-person services. Visit CareerServices.nj.gov to learn more about available resources and trainings and to request an appointment to get you started on your next career opportunity. No unemployment claims assistance is available at the One-Stops, and no one will be permitted inside without a scheduled appointment. 


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FEDERAL EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS EXPIRED ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2021: Please note that you will still be able to receive benefits for weeks prior to September 4, if you are found eligible for a claim filed before September 4, 2021. Any funds that appear as remaining in your unemployment account related to these federal programs will not be available for certification or payment for weeks of unemployment ending after September 4, 2021. Learn more about state extended unemployment benefits here.


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Contact Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about our website, department, your personal information, or other information related to your claim, there are several ways to contact us.

Online

Important: For questions about your Disability Insurance (DI) claim, use SDI Online. For questions about Paid Family Leave (PFL), use Ask EDD.

SDI Online

SDI Online is the fastest way to file and get information about your DI claim. Using SDI Online, you can ask confidential questions and receive direct responses. From your home page:

  1. Select the Claim ID of your current claim.
  2. Select Request Claim Update in the Claim Information section.
  3. Choose a Request Type from the dropdown menu and select Next.
  4.  Add your specific question to your claim.

Ask EDD

If you have a question that is not addressed by our Frequently Asked Questions or you would like to report potential fraud, visit Ask EDD.

To ask a question about PFL, visit Ask EDD.

  1. Select the category Paid Family Leave.
  2. Select the sub-category Miscellaneous Inquiry.
  3. Select the topic Other (Questions).

For some topics, Ask EDD is a secure way to send your question or request online to the EDD. Look for “(Ask EDD)” at the end of your topic of choice, which indicates you can submit a message with your specific question or issue. To help us answer your question, please include as much information as possible on the electronic forms. All of your information will be maintained in a fully secure environment.

Note: Google Translate™ is not available within Ask EDD. For more information, please visit Google Translate™ Information.

By Mail

For a list of office locations, visit State Disability Insurance (SDI) Office Locations.

By Phone

Contact us by phone using our Statewide Toll-Free Numbers or our automated phone systems:

For technical help with Benefit Programs Online registration, contact the EDD to speak to a representative by calling:

  • Disability Insurance: 1-800-480-3287 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time), Monday through Friday, except on state holidays.
  • Paid Family Leave: 1-877-238-4373 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time), Monday through Friday, except on state holidays.
Источник: https://edd.ca.gov/Disability/Contact_DI.htm

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2022 Base Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate for Employers

N.C. Senate Bill 311, signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper on Nov. 10, freezes the base contribution rate to the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for experience-rated employers at 1.9% for 2022.

The base contribution rate is one of the factors used to calculate an employer’s unemployment insurance taxes for the year. The Division of Employment Security will send tax rate notices to employers before Jan. 1, 2022. Learn more at des.nc.gov/employers/tax-rate-information.

Tips for Filing for Unemployment Benefits

When you’re filing for unemployment benefits, it’s important to read all the information you receive from the Division of Employment Security, know your responsibilities and provide accurate information. If you don’t, you may have to pay back benefits you were not eligible to receive, or you may be committing fraud. 

Follow these Tips for Filing for Unemployment Benefits to avoid errors and help ensure you receive proper benefit payments.

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We’re here to support you during COVID-19. Contact us using one of the following methods.

Important: UI OnlineSM realtor homes for rent still the fastest way to file your Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. Once you log in, you can also ask questions about your claim by selecting Contact Us at the top of your homepage.

Note: If you are getting a phone call from the EDD, your caller ID may show “St of CA EDD” or the UI Customer Service number 1-800-300-5616.

For Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave claims, or tax information, visit Contact E. D. D. EDD.

UI Customer Service

Get help with filing a claim by bank of america unemployment card, getting payment information, general UI questions, and technical help with registration, password resets, EDD Customer Account Numbers, and how to use UI Online.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days a week except state holidays.

Phone Numbers

  • English and Spanish: 1-800-300-5616
  • Cantonese: 1-800-547-3506
  • Mandarin: 1-866-303-0706
  • Vietnamese: 1-800-547-2058
  • California Relay Service (711): Provide the UI number (1-800-300-5616) to the operator
  • TTY: realtor homes for rent Automated Self-Service Line

    Get information on how to file a new claim or reopen an existing claim and your last payment issued. You can also certify for benefits using E. D. D. EDD Tele-CertSM, request copies of your 1099G tax information, and find your local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.

    Hours: 24 hours per day, seven days per week

    Phone Numbers

    • English: 1-866-333-4606
    • Spanish: 1-866-333-4606
Источник: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/contact-us.htm

Lobby Phone Appointment Scheduler

If you need help filing a claim, or need answers that you have not been able to find online, you can schedule an appointment to speak with a representative using the telephone in the Unemployment Insurance lobby.

Once you request an appointment, you will receive an email with important instructions. Be sure to read it carefully and follow all instructions or you may not be allowed in for your central ford in ahoskie north carolina. Please note that the Unemployment Insurance lobby is open by appointment only. The lobby is not open to the public, and you will not be admitted to the building if you do not have an appointment.

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Источник: https://cdle.colorado.gov/unemployment/contact-us

Contact Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about our website, department, your personal information, or other information related to your claim, there are several ways to contact us.

Online

Important: For questions about your Disability Insurance (DI) claim, use SDI Online. For questions about Paid Family Leave (PFL), use Ask EDD.

SDI Online

SDI Online is the fastest way to file and get information about your DI claim. Using SDI Online, you can ask confidential questions and receive direct responses. From your home page:

  1. Select the Claim ID of your current claim.
  2. Select Request Claim Update in the Claim Information section.
  3. Choose a Request Type from the dropdown menu and select Next.
  4.  Add your specific question to your claim.

Ask EDD

If you have a question that is not addressed by our Frequently Asked Questions or you would like to report potential fraud, visit Ask EDD.

To ask a question about PFL, visit Ask EDD.

  1. Select the category Paid Family Leave.
  2. Select the sub-category Miscellaneous Inquiry.
  3. Select the topic Other (Questions).

For some topics, Ask EDD is a secure way to send your question or request online to the EDD. Look for “(Ask EDD)” at the end of your topic of choice, which indicates you can submit a message with your specific question or issue. To help us answer your question, please include as much information as possible on the electronic forms. All of your information will be maintained in a fully secure environment.

Note: Google Translate™ is not available within Ask EDD. For more information, please visit Google Translate™ Information.

By Mail

For a list of office locations, visit State Disability Insurance (SDI) Office Locations.

By Phone

Contact us by phone using our Statewide Toll-Free Numbers or our automated phone systems:

For technical help with Benefit Programs Online registration, contact the EDD to speak to a representative by calling:

  • Disability Insurance: 1-800-480-3287 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time), Monday through Friday, except on state holidays. how to get in contact with edd Family Leave: 1-877-238-4373 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time), Monday through Friday, except on state holidays.
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INFORMATION FOR JOBSEEKERS: One-Stop Career Centers, which have served residents virtually throughout the pandemic, have how to get in contact with edd appointment-based in-person services. Visit CareerServices.nj.gov to learn more about available resources and trainings and to request an appointment to get you started on your next career opportunity. No unemployment claims assistance is available at the One-Stops, and no one will how to get in contact with edd permitted inside without a scheduled appointment. 


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FEDERAL EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS EXPIRED ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2021: Please note that you will still be able to receive benefits for weeks prior to September 4, if you are found eligible for a claim filed before September 4, 2021. Any funds that appear as remaining in your unemployment account related to these federal programs will not be available for certification or payment for weeks of unemployment ending after September 4, 2021. Learn more about state extended unemployment benefits here.


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Had Ivy Bland been able to access more than $9,000 of locked unemployment benefits, she and her husband might have been able to put off their move to Florida. 

Had Lindsay Green’s benefits not been frozen due to suspected fraud, she might have kept her medical, dental and car insurance — and notbeen forced to go on food stamps.

Had Susan Baker’s unemployment payments not suddenly stopped, she might have avoided dipping into her savings to make house payments. 

On the other hand, had the state Employment Development Department’s system worked perfectly, Ginny Silver might still have only 37 subscribers to her YouTube channel. 

Instead, she has more than 72,000. 

The 36-year-old Elk Grove mother of two posts daily videos demystifying the inner workings of EDD by discussing work search requirements, pending payments and tricks for reaching the notoriously backlogged call centers. More than 1 million people watch her videos a month, enough i want to pay my jcpenney bill online Silver — who went on unemployment at the beginning of the pandemic when her wedding photography business shut down — to not only get off unemployment herself but also hire an assistant. 

She currently makes more money from her EDD videos than she does from her photography business, which resumed once California began to reopen. 

Ginny Silver of Elk Grove has turned frustration with the California Employment Development Department into a successful YouTube channel. Photo by Julia Henry, courtesy of Ginny Silver.

People “shouldn’t have to go to a random person on the internet compiling these government documents,” Silver said. “But because the EDD’s communication, website and customer service departments are so inaccessible and confusing, unfortunately, they do come to my channel for that.” 

“So while I am happy I have a channel, it should not have a need to exist.” 

California’s unemployment department has consistently been one of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s biggest political liabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of jobless residents’ claims have been backlogged for weeks at a time even as EDD paid out an estimated $31 billion in fraudulent claims, including $1 billion to prison and jail inmates. With account freezes, jammed phone lines and pervasive tech glitches blocking unemployed Californians from the funds they needed to stay afloat, many called their lawmakers for help, desperate and even on the brink of suicide. 

After forming a strike team in July 2020 to overhaul EDD’s outdated technology, Newsom largely avoided commenting directly on the beleaguered department. But his administration has begun to do so, suggesting he’s how to get in contact with edd EDD’s shortcomings could be top of mind for a potentially sizable number ofvoters in the Sept. 14 recall election. 

On April 26, the same day Secretary of State Shirley Weber said enough signatures had been gathered to force a recall election, Newsom’s unemployment fraud task force announced it had arrested 68 people and opened another 1,641 cases. 

On July 20, the day before Weber certified the final list of recall candidates, the Newsom administration said it had hired a former federal prosecutor to help crack down on unemployment fraud. On July 22, How to get in contact with edd announced it would start automatically how to get in contact with edd benefits to certain jobless Californians to help reduce the mountain of unresolved claims. 

Recall candidates have pinpointed EDD as one of Newsom’s weak spots while proposing reforms that rely largely on recommendations from the state auditor, such as fixing long-standing operational and tech issues and instituting stronger safeguards against fraud. 

Meanwhile, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer launched a website to collect Californians’ EDD horror stories and slammed Newsom on Twitter for continuing “to do nothing” about the growing claim backlog. Reality star Caitlyn Jenner vowed that as governor, she would “work to the bottom of this corruption” at EDD. 

Former Sacramento-area U.S. Rep. Doug Ose said in an interview, “It’s important to listen to what politicians talk about, but it’s also important to note what they don’t talk about. Newsom knows he’s got really dirty hands on this because he never talks about it.”  

In Newsom’s March State of the State speech — which also doubled as the kickoff for his anti-recall campaign — the governor acknowledged many California workers have faced “impossible choices” and pledged “economic support for those who’ve struggled most,” citing Golden State stimulus checks, small business relief grants and other expanded safety net programs. But he didn’t specifically mention EDD — a fact that did not go unnoticed by Republican lawmakers. 

The Newsom campaign did not respond to a request for comment for this story.

CalMatters talked with California voters — many of them Democrats like Newsom — about whether their negative experiences with EDD had changed their perception of the governor or how they planned to vote in the recall election. Here’s what a few of them said.

‘You just can’t win’

Lindsay Green, 39, voted for the governor in 2018. But now the Santa Monica Democrat said she will “one thousand percent” vote to recall Newsom: “I think I was probably one of the first people to put down my name on that recall petition.” 

Before the pandemic, Green was flying high. After years of working in retail, she had finally landed her dream job as a travel agent. She had medical and dental insurance and a “great income.” 

But all of that began to change in April 2020, when she was furloughed and forced to apply for unemployment benefits. In December, she said, her account was suddenly suspended for merchants bank bangor online banking verification — setting off a chain of problems how to get in contact with edd resulted in her spending as many as eight hours a day trying to contact EDD. Unable to get her benefits, Green said, “I had no choice but to go on food stamps, because I had nothing.” 

She also lost her car insurance, which effectively prevented her from driving: “I’m not going to put myself in a position to, you know, get in a car accident and be in a worse position.” Though she’s regained dental coverage, she still hasn’t been able to obtain health how to get in contact with edd — and was penalized for it on her taxes. 

“You just can’t win, you know?” Green said. “I’ve never in my entire life felt so helpless.” 

“I had no choice but to go on food stamps, because I had nothing.” 

Lindsay Green, newsom supporter in 2018

Green said repeatedly that the main thing she wanted from Newsom was for him to acknowledge EDD’s glaring problems — and the hundreds of thousands of affected people — during press conferences and TV appearances. 

She hasn’t yet picked a replacement for Newsom, but said, “If he were to love loft card comenity bank out tomorrow and maybe change his tune, I possibly would change my tune as well.” 

“I would have a lot more respect for him if he actually did something about what’s going on,” Green added. “I mean, he made the decision to let out thousands of prisoners because he was worried about COVID.” She questioned why he wasn’t doing more to solve the problems of “good, decent, hard-working people.”

‘I still want what’s due me’

Ivy Bland, 64, no longer lives in California. She moved to Jacksonville, Florida in July 2020, after livingin Antioch, Pittsburg and Oakley for the past 20 years. She and her husband had been planning to move to Florida eventually, but difficulties with EDD accelerated the transition. 

“California is very expensive to live in,” said the registered Democrat. “If we’d have stayed there without getting the unemployment, it could have been a big problem.” 

Ivy Bland says she moved from California to Florida earlier than planned due to problems getting her unemployment benefits. Photo courtesy of Ivy Bland.

Bland’s work as a full-time Lyft driver dried up in April 2020. She said that when she called EDD to say she would be moving to Florida, the department said she could still collect California unemployment benefits. But Bland’s checks stopped coming in December, apparently due to identity verification problems and potential fraud. When she finally reached someone at EDD, the representative said she “didn’t have a footprint in the state of California. It was almost like she was saying I never lived in California.” 

Bland appealed the case, but said she has so far received only $3,400 of the at least $9,075 she is owed — funds that could have prevented her from borrowing money for rent and going to food banks for the first time in her life. 

“I still want what’s due me,” she said. “I have to pay the taxes that I had to pay when I was there for those 20 years, and that money, that $9,075 that they put a freeze on, that’s my money. And they need to give it to me.” 

Bland is no longer registered to vote in California, but said her EDD experience didn’t necessarily affect her opinion of Newsom. 

“I don’t know what … he had to do with that,” Bland said. “You know what I’m saying? He don’t work for EDD.” 

‘It just kept getting worse’

Susan Baker, 70, voted for Newsom in 2018. But the Santa Rosa resident is ready to see another Democrat at the helm of the Golden State. 

“It just really irks me that they’re not allowing another Democrat to be on the ballot,” Baker said, referring to the California Democratic Party’s successful efforts to discourage a big name from challenging Newsom in the recall. 

Baker filed for unemployment in January 2020 when she was laid off from her job as an office assistant at a law firm. Payments went smoothly at first, but once the pandemic hit, “everything just stopped,” Baker said. 

“They were painting this rosy picture of everything … And it wasn’t like that. It just kept getting worse.”

Susan Baker, newsom supporter in 2018

Blocked from her benefits, Baker “cut back on everything.” She tapped into her savings to make house payments and “didn’t spend anything frivolously. … I didn’t eat out, I didn’t buy any special foods.” To help make ends meet, she worked part-time for the U.S. Census, knocking on doors even as the amazon business days raged to ask people to fill out the survey that determines California’s congressional representation and level of federal funding. 

She also regularly watched the news — an experience she often found frustrating. 

“They were painting this rosy picture of everything,” Baker said. “You know, they’re handling everything, and EDD’s getting it under control, and everything’s coming up roses. And it wasn’t like that. It just kept getting worse.” 

Baker said she could put up with Newsom being “arrogant” and “wanting to be president.” But she said she was less willing to accept his refusal to acknowledge EDD’s problems or “make it a priority.” 

Nevertheless, Baker said she will vote to keep Newsom in office because she doesn’t see any of the 46 candidates running to replace him as a “viable choice.”

Another reason she would have liked to vote for a different Democrat? Newsom’s record on wildfires. 

“I mean, I live in Santa Rosa,” which was devastated by the 2017 Tubbs Fire and how to get in contact with edd year’s Wine Country fires, Baker said. “We lost a lot here. … I don’t feel he’s done enough regarding fire protection. That’s a major issue.” 

‘This broken system’

Ginny Silver, the wedding-photographer-turned-EDD-YouTuber, hears every day from Californians on the brink of desperation because they haven’t received their unemployment benefits. 

“I have many claimants that I’ve redirected to a suicide hotline,” Silver said.  

“Unfortunately, it goes beyond simply receiving money while you’re being unemployed,” she said. “It stretches into claimants having to ruin their credit, claimants having to get evicted, claimants going into debt. … And while many are trying their best to find suitable work in the process, they’re having these lasting effects as a result of navigating this broken system.” 

The sad stories come one after the other. 

Eric Szaras, a 37-year old Santa Monica resident and registered Democrat, said he called EDD more than 270 times in the space of a week and a half after his account was frozen due to suspected fraud. 

Cynthia Rene Brown, a 64-year-old Los Angeles resident and registered Republican, said she was so frantic that she hired consultants to help her reach EDD, ultimately paying them nearly $4,000 of the $16,000 in benefits she received.

“My opinion of Gavin Newsom has gotten worse since the pandemic and sunk even more with the EDD issues,” Brown said in an email — her cell phone service had been cut off while she awaited benefits. “He just pointed fingers and played the blame game.” 

Silver doesn’t discuss politics on her YouTube channel. But the conclusion she’s drawn from spending 30 to 40 hours a week helping Californians is inherently a political one. 

“Claimants should not need to come to a random person on the internet in order to obtain these answers.”  

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