Coronavirus Unemployment: Did EDD Make Misleading Payment Claims To Lawmakers?CBS13 has now confirmed that there are many more Californians who are still waiting for payments as the EDD counted people "who received at least one payment" as "paid."
Coronavirus Unemployment: EDD Grilled Over Failures In Legislative HearingThe Employment Development Department was in the hot seat Thursday as lawmaker’s grilled agency leaders about their unemployment failures amid the pandemic.
California Lawmakers Slam Employment Agency For Slow PayoutsCalifornia lawmakers accused the leader of the state's unemployment department of failing the public in a tense hearing Thursday that featured stories of people waiting weeks or months to receive their benefits after losing their jobs because of the pandemic.
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: Are Politicians 'Playing Politics' To Keep State Auditor Out Of The EDD?As millions wait months for missing unemployment checks from the Employment Development Department, some Sacramento politicians are being accused of “playing politics” to keep the Independent State Auditor out of the EDD.
Coronavirus Unemployment: EDD Pawning Off People With Problems On Lawmakers?CBS13 has learned EDD representatives are telling people to contact lawmakers for help instead of helping the claimants themselves.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Will Another Audit Fix the EDD?From catastrophic call center failures to missing unemployment payments, this is not the first time California's EDD has faced widespread criticism amid the unemployment crisis. Lawmakers are calling for yet another EDD audit — but is it enough to fix the agency?
Coronavirus Unemployment: Reopening Claims Amid 2nd Shutdown, Some Still Waiting For Benefits From 1st ShutdownWe’re 18 weeks into the pandemic and many who are still waiting for their unemployment from the first round of closures now have to re-file as their industries close again.
Coronavirus Unemployment: EDD Missing Data - How Many Still Waiting for First Payments?CBS13 investigative reporter Julie Watts has uncovered federal data that indicates California may have paid fewer than three out of five new unemployment claims between March and April.
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.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Some Self-Employed Still Waiting For Pandemic Unemployment AssistanceAfter seven weeks of waiting just to apply for unemployment, many self-employed Californians were optimistic they’d get their money within 48 hours of applying, as promised. But it turns out, that didn’t exactly happen.
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: EDD Success StoriesWhile many filers continue to struggle, we're finally seeing some successes. However, they have taken much longer than expected.
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.