SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California’s beleaguered Employment Development Department website is experiencing problems as of Monday afternoon, leaving people trying to file unemployment claims scrambling.
An alert at the log-in page warns that some people are experiencing issues getting into the EDD website. It says that they’re working to restore service as soon as possible.READ MORE: Highway 50 Temporarily Reopened Monday, Full Reopening Expected Tuesday
— Asm Phil Ting (@AsmPhilTing) March 22, 2021
It appears the website has been dealing with issues since the weekend.
Many people have taken to social media have commented on not being able to log in.READ MORE: Vehicle Drives Into Building In Sacramento
California lawmakers are also commenting on the issue. Asm. Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) tweeted that the EDD is aware of the problem and is working on a solution.
@GavinNewsom can you help us? Extended UI benefits and enhanced payments provided by the $1.9 trillion relief package would be great if we could actually access them.
I’d love to go back to work but my employer decided to hire all new people instead of the ones they laid off.
— Staci Charles (@stacilyncharles) March 22, 2021
Throughout the pandemic, California’s EDD has been swamped with people filing for unemployment. The rush caused extremely long wait times and prompted an audit that ripped the department for its mistakes and ill-planning.MORE NEWS: Suspicious Bag At Mountain House High Did Not Contain Explosives, Authorities Say
Further, EDD came under more fire after it was revealed that it had approved billions of dollars in unemployment payments to fraudsters.