California unemployment laws are strict when it comes to fraud so it s important to report mistakes as soon as possible. On monday california labor.
For unemployment payment deposit details listed by state see below.
How long to get first unemployment check in california. Normally benefits last for up to 26 weeks but that time limit has been extended during the coronavirus pandemic. 1 at the rate of 300 per week and is paid for by the federal government. If there are any glitches along the way such as a mistake on your claim form an argument with your employer over eligibility or conflicting evidence about your earnings the process could take quite a bit longer.
Some states offer paper checks as an option as well or may mail a paper check for the first unemployment disbursement while your direct deposit or debit card is being set up. Once you activate the card you can track use and transfer your benefit payments. Those people can now receive up to 26 weeks of regular state benefits followed by 13 weeks of pandemic emergency unemployment compensation a federal program created and funded under the cares.
If you complete your claim application correctly the first time and there are no eligibility issues for the agency to sort out you should receive your first unemployment check within a few weeks or so after you file. It takes at least three weeks to process a claim for unemployment benefits and issue payment to most eligible workers. Edd says the agency is still on track to process most unemployment claims within three weeks.
Claims that take longer include claims filed on paper or without all of the proper information. The lump sum payment covers three weeks of benefits retroactive to the week that ended aug. When your first benefit payment is available you will receive an edd debit card sm in the mail.
You will also receive a notice of unemployment insurance award. If you submitted your certification by mail and or requested your benefit payments by check allow 10 days for processing. In addition to the larger checks described above the rescue bill also extended unemployment benefits for new claimants to 39 weeks instead of the typical 26 weeks established by the states.
If you wait longer than 10 days it may result in a delay of receiving your benefits. If you ve lost your job and meet the eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits in california the amount you can receive will depend on your earnings during a certain three month period before you filed your claim. If you submit your certification by phone your payment will generally be deposited on to your edd debit card sm within 24 hours.