EDD Unemployment Benefit Update
EDD automatically transferred approximately 340,000 claimants on Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which expired on September 4, to the Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED) extension that remained in effect until September 11. This allowed PEUC claimants to collect one additional week of benefits.
Any further weeks of benefits associated with the new FED-ED claim cannot be paid, since weeks of unemployment after the September 11 federal expiration are not eligible for benefits, even if a balance remains on the claim.
EDD recently launched a new Claim Status Tracker tool on the Unemployment Insurance Online (UIO) application. Claimants who log into UIO can now access the tool to see if they have an eligibility issue requiring a review, or other action such as a phone interview. Learn more here