California Announces Change to Pay Unemployment Benefits FasterGov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Thursday announced a major change in how California pays unemployment benefits, potentially unlocking payments for up to 100,000 people who have gone weeks or months without assistance.
California EDD Now Requiring Proof of Job Search To Collect Unemployment BenefitsAfter more than a year of a COVID-19 hiatus, California officials once again Sunday began requiring state residents to provide proof of an employment search to obtain their unemployment benefits.
UPDATE: State Requiring Job Search Proof For Unemployment Benefits; How Will EDD Enforce It?With the economy almost fully reopened now, businesses are complaining that the state’s unemployment benefits are so generous, it’s keeping people from looking for work. So, starting this week, those receiving benefits will have to at least say they’re looking for a job.
California EDD Will Require Proof of Job Search To Collect Benefits Beginning In JulyCalifornia will stop giving unemployment benefits to people who are not actively applying for jobs, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has announced.
California EDD Fraud Conviction Leads To 6-Year Prison Term For Stockton ManA former Stockton resident was sentenced Tuesday to six years and three months in prison for a scheme of mail fraud and identity theft against the California Employment Development Department, according to the U.S Attorney's Office.
EDD Fraud: Federal Judge Issues Sweeping Injunction Against Bank of AmericaA federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Bank of America Tuesday in the wake of widespread fraudulent Employment Development Department (EDD) claims totaling billions of dollars and the suspension of unemployment benefits to the hundreds of thousands of Californians affected.
Federal Judge Pushes Bank of America To Resolve EDD Debit Card HacksA possible day of reckoning lies ahead for Bank of America, in connection with an epidemic of hacking attacks on unemployment debit cards that KPIX5 was first to expose last fall.
State EDD Launches Dashboard Of Pandemic-Era Unemployment Insurance DataThe state's Employment Development Department launched an expanded online dashboard for unemployment claim and payment data Friday, outlining its efforts to catch up with its backlog of claims.
California EDD Website Experiencing Technical IssuesThe website for California's beleaguered Employment Development Department is experiencing technical problems preventing users from being able to sign on Monday, according to the website and state officials.
Victims Of EDD Bank Of America Debit Card Fraud Could Be Taxed On Benefits They Never ReceivedMillions of Californians who get their EDD unemployment benefits on Bank of America debit cards have lost thousands of dollars in fraudulent transactions. Now KPIX is learning they could get hit with taxes on income they never received.
Stolen California EDD Unemployment Benefits Used To Fund Assault Weapons Purchases; 2 ArrestedPolice in Sacramento say they have arrested two people charged with stealing more than half a million dollars in unemployment benefits.
Report Finds Inaction by State Unemployment Department Led to FraudDespite early warnings about an increase in fraudulent jobless claims, California's unemployment agency waited four months before it made any substantive changes to its systems, according to a new audit released Thursday.
Stymied Claimants Call Out Identity Service Hired by EDD to Help Fight FraudThe Employment Development Department recently notified 1.4 million benefit recipients their payments were suspended and flagged due to possible fraud. Now many are complaining about problems they've experienced when they attempt to get re-verified.
EDD Fraud: Class Action Suit Filed Against Bank of America Over Hacked Unemployment Debit CardsA class action suit has been filed against Bank of America for its role in the widespread fraud involving California EDD debit cards provided by the bank to people receiving unemployment benefits.
California EDD Suspends 1.4 Million Virus Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia has frozen 1.4 million unemployment claims as it battles fraud in its massive coronavirus unemployment relief program, it was reported Wednesday.