SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – EDD employees are working through the weekend to deal with the unemployment backlog.
The agency says about 40,000 people are still waiting for their unemployment checks. The backlog started when the department upgraded its computer system over the Labor Day weekend.READ MORE: Fire At The Sacramento Drive-In Theater On Oates Drive
“Any claimants affected by this process will be notified that if they are found ineligible at a later date for the payment they receive, the EDD will be required to establish an overpayment and work to collect that amount,” said Loree Levy, EDD spokesperson.READ MORE: Weapons, Kidnapping, And Vandalism In Stockton Saturday Night
This week, the state said it will begin processing claims and review whether people are eligible later.MORE NEWS: 'Big Heart, Big God, Captain America': Fallen Elk Grove Police Officer Ty Lenehan's Church Tribute
Levy says they hope to send more payments on Monday night.