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Anyone on my friends list have any experience with California unemployment?


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Nov. 9th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
Yes, 20 years ago.
Nov. 9th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm, probably not relevant to today, then. Foo. :(
Nov. 9th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
Quite right. I quit my job and moved to Seattle, and EED wouldn't pay because "you quit your job." Obviously not relevant for you because they are paying in your case.
Nov. 9th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
Well, I just got a letter that they want to do a phone interview. I'm thinking that means they want to discuss why I moved out of state, and I'm hoping someone has some insight as to what my approach with them should be.
Nov. 9th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
Um, yes. Thought you knew that.

What's the issue?

Nov. 9th, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
Yes I do ...4 years ago...It was quite easy. I just called the right department, Found out much money I had into it...and they started issuing checks. I was on it for 6 months. And I received a check weekly with a form to fill out. I just filled out the the form exactly how they wanted it to be and that was that...a check every week. painless considering its state government.
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:21 am (UTC)
My worry is that I applied and listed "left the state" as my reason. Why were you on unemployment?
Nov. 9th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
Uh...I was on Unemployement for almost a year last year. Rememeber? Anyways... they'll probably want to know why you want unemployment, and tell you how much you'll be getting so on and so forth. Now, when you get your first check, be sure to fill out your form COMPLETELY, and ALWAYS tell them you looked for work. ALWAYS! You don't have to specify who, or where you went looking, but just tell them you at least tried. If you don't then that'll delay your payments, or stop them alltogether. Always be honest of your earnings (if any) while you get unemployment, for you'll be audited later on. Consider having them take taxes out of each check too.
Nov. 10th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
Yes, I was going to ask you directly as you've had the most recent experiences. As I said above, my worry is my reason for being on unemployment, and I'm curious if they're going to be hard noses about it, or if it's a perfectly valid excuse, and what approach I should take with them if it's a gray area.
Nov. 10th, 2005 05:12 am (UTC)
Why yes, I'm experiencing it right now.

I had to do the phone interview, but it was mainly clarifying my end date and when they stopped paying me; the woman was very friendly and it was easy as pie. THey want me to go to some Personalized Job Search Assistance Session thing on the 21st; I'm hoping to actually have a job by then.
Nov. 10th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
OK, that's good to know. I was encouraged to apply for UI by someone who told me moving out of the state was a legitimate reason to apply, so I'm hopeful he's right. I just want to make sure I say the right things when they call.

Nov. 10th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
Be careful when they ask you "WHY" regarding the move out of state. Be able to document as needed...they are very tight-fisted some days and others they are looser.

I get to file tomorrow as my contract has ended. Fingers crossed they will approve mine as well.
Nov. 10th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
That's my point - I want to know what exactly to say to them.
Nov. 10th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, James (voyager640) just got unemployment online - they do a brief telephone interview shortly afterward - you have to be at the number you give them for 2-3 hours till they call - it's pretty routine. But since you're back East now you may have to apply through your current state's office - I'm not sure about that.
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