Are you from California and have already applied for $300 unemployment assistance? Here’s how to check the status of your application, as well as your payment.
The pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the U.S., because, coupled with the significant increase in the number of new cases recorded per day, the labor and economic crisis continues to grow. That is why U.S. President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders with pandemic relief.
Trump’s orders come as a result of the failed negotiations between Democrats and Republicans to reach agreement on the new economic bailout. Among the points addressed by Trump’s memos is an extension of unemployment assistance, which in the state of California, as in many others, was increased to $300 per week on federal grant benefits.
To qualify for the pandemic unemployment assistance, an application must be submitted to the California Employment Development Department (EDD) with a self-certification that the citizen in question is wholly or partially unemployed due to the pandemic.
California Unemployment Assistance: How to Check Application Status
If you have already filed your application, then there is not much to do but wait for 10 days, as this is the period of time it takes for the EDD to review the applications and make a verdict. Once the Department verifies your eligibility, or decides that you are not eligible, you will receive a letter informing you of the situation.
However, if you have already submitted the application and it has been approved and you wish to know the payment status, you will have to log in to the UI OnlineSM site and go to the “Payment Activity” section, so that you can see all the payments made. You can also request the status of your payment by phone, this, through 1-866-333-4606 in option 1.
It is worth mentioning that, at the moment, the EDD is presenting problems due to the excess of applications, therefore, payments and receipt of new applications will be paused for a period of two weeks.