Can I Get The 13 Week Unemployment Benefits Extension and the $600 Coronavirus-COVID Stimulus Payment if I Have Exhausted My Current UIC and have a Balance of Zero to Claim

The short answer to the title of this article is Yes. Those who are eligible for Unemployment Insurance Compensation (UIC) and have exhausted current claims will be eligible for the federally funded 13 week unemployment benefits extension under the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) AND the $600 p/week extra FPUC payment till the end of July 2020. State unemployment agencies will be responsible for administering these benefits, in addition to the existing unemployment benefit claims.

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

Just to recap, under the PEUC program approved under the CARES act, states can pay up to 13 weeks of additional unemployment benefits to individuals who have exhausted regular state unemployment compensation (UC) under any other state or federal laws. They must also be able to work, available for work, and actively seeking work assuming no Coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions. An individual is deemed to have exhausted benefits (per DOL guidance) when no further UC payments can be made under state law because such individual has received all available regular UC based on employment or wages during such individual’s base period; or the individual’s right to such regular UC has been terminated by reason of the expiration.

Will I Need to Reapply for these benefits?

States have now received detailed federal guidance (via the Department of Labor) on the implementation of the stimulus-law changes for existing UI beneficiaries. Some states like New York and California have told people who are already collecting unemployment benefits that they don’t need to reapply to access the additional $600. The unemployment checks should be updated automatically to reflect the stimulus bill’s changes, though the exact timing of when this payment will be reflected in UI payments is still not clear.

This will depend on state by state basis, but those who have exhausted their benefits will be eligible for the enhanced CARES act benefits discussed above. State UI agencies are responsible for reaching out but given the massive spike in claims this is likely to be a slow process. Some states are automatically extending benefits (even without ongoing certification) for those whose claims have recently expired. If you have not gotten notice from your states UI agency and your claim is almost or has recently expired then I suggest you contact them and/or file a new claim. I strongly recommend doing this online, given many offices Unemployment offices are closed and call volumes are extraordinarily high.

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Note – Under current rules if you stop certifying for continued unemployment benefits, even for one week, your Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim becomes inactive. You must reopen your claim to request benefit payments. You can generally reopen your claim if it was filed within the last 52 weeks. If your benefit year has ended, you must file a new claim.

For those who have not claimed UI or had a claim expire several months ago, then you will likely have to file a new claim. Further part time workers who get or who are eligible for UIC will also be entitled to the full $600 weekly payment until the end of July 2020.

Independent contractors, freelancers and gig workers who wouldn’t have qualified for claims before will be able to get the same UI benefits through the new pandemic unemployment assistance program established by the CARES act. This act has loosened rules and eligibility considerably (see details here for this group of workers)

Delays in Roll out of 13 weeks of Additional Benefits

While several states have rolled out the extra $600 supplementary payment, many are still way behind in updating their systems to reflect the extra 13 weeks of standard unemployment insurance now available. This has a double impact for those who have exhausted their benefits under current state administered UI programs. One is means that don’t get the current benefits available in their state because they cannot reopen or file a new claim; and secondly it means they won’t get the extra $600 weekly payment available till the end of July 2020.

Many applicants with exhausted claims are getting rejected when applying for additional UIC. In this situation state agencies are asking claimants to be patient and re-apply when their systems are updated. States are also obligated to reach out to applicants eligible under the new programs, but per the information above they are so far backlogged that this may take several weeks. For those already on unemployment benefits but close to exhausting their claim period, you will just have to wait and hope your state updates is systems to automatically extend your unemployment benefit coverage.

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462 thoughts on “Can I Get The 13 Week Unemployment Benefits Extension and the $600 Coronavirus-COVID Stimulus Payment if I Have Exhausted My Current UIC and have a Balance of Zero to Claim

  1. I received my first payment through Pua in the beginning of may. Everything went smoothly with retroactive then I got another payment for the prior week but now I’m waiting on 3 weeks and Everytime I call they tell me they don’t know how long this verification process is going to take. Mean while I’m hurting bad I applied for food stamps they told me I’m not eligible because I’m on Pua but I’m not getting my payments because of delays i am so stressed out I can’t even order a freaking dam pizza.

  2. Hi so i was wondering if i can still get the pass weeks of PEUC, since i only got the mail today about them extending my benefits. I just did my certifications and i saw that i only got the one for this week period.

  3. Hello, I filed my California UI claim in October 2019 (claim periid would expire in October 2020). My last regular UI payment was in early May 2020 and EDD stated I had exhausted my benefits. I tried to contact EDD via telephone and email (unsuccessfully) re status of the federal extension. On 5/27/2020, I received an electronic message that the EDD was determining if claimants were eligible for the PEUC extension (13 weeks) and would send out letters in 1 to 2 weeks. Today (5/30/20) I logged onto my EDD account and was advised to certify for the prior 2 weeks. So the California EDD has apparently started implementing phase 1 of the PEUC extension. I hope this information helps. Thank you to everyone for sharing information.

      1. $1,050.
        $6,030 was in my account Last week for the retro. I was exhausted on 4/11.

        1. I was exhausted on 4/11 but no retro maybe something I did wrong only got one week $600…

  4. I tried to apply for the PEUC in South Carolina. When I try to submit it I keep getting a SCUBI Error code. Anyone else had this problem?

    1. Hello again,
      I just happened to look at my UI page (for what seemed like the hundredth time!), decided to login and BAM!, was able to certify for multiple weeks beginning mid March through 5/24!
      My UI benefits had expired 2/20/20 with the year ending 8/20. I was losing hope….

      Now lets just see when I will receive the funds.
      Good luck, keep looking and hoping!
      Barbara

      1. Hi,

        My benefit exhausted March 15, 2020 and my certification status is Disqualified. I did receive a notice in my inbox regarding the PEUC. It says to continue to certify, yet, I am unable to certify for benefits.
        I’m hoping my status changes soon so I can look forward to finally start receiving payments.

  5. OK Listen up guys, I’ve been in here griping for over a month. I live in California and exhausted my benefits on 4/16. Today I was allowed to re open my claim, I got a text message to the site. I was either getting CTB or Pandemic because I had a CTB application in before the COVID19 started.

    So I basically am receiving a 16 week CTB Extension of $4.200.00

  6. I live in CA. I ran out of my benifits on 5/9/20 and my claim is until 10/20/20. I have not been able to get in touch with Edd through the phone to apply for the 13 week extension PEUC. I still am currently unemployed but actively looking for work. I have bills coming up and have heard nothing from unemployment. I see people saying they will automatically apply these benefits but I have not received an email or any notification. Am I not eligible? Can someone please help me if they have any info on my case? Thank you in advance this is very frustrating being that I ran out of benefits during this coronavirus pandemic.

    1. Hi Joe,

      I’m in CA… Exhausted my benefit on March 15, 2020. I have not received any payment since and unable to pay my rent or bills right now.

      My claim certification status is Disqualified right now, but I just received a notification in my EDD inbox saying….

      DATE: 05/27/2020

      Re: Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Extension

      You are potentially eligible for a Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) extension under the CARES Act of 2020. The PEUC extension provides an additional 13 weeks of UI benefits. If the EDD determines that you are not eligible for a subsequent valid UI claim, then the EDD will automatically file a PEUC extension on your last valid regular UI claim. You should receive a notice by mail within the next 10-14 business days. Continue to certify for benefits as weeks become available.

      Thank you,

      EDD

      Please find on EDD help box, type PEUC and the info below will appear.

      Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) provides an additional 13 weeks of benefits if you’ve used all of your Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. To make benefits available as quickly as possible, we will be adding the extension in two phases:

      · Phase 1 – On May 27, we will start automatically filing PEUC extensions for those who used all benefits on claims that started on or after June 2, 2019. You will get a notice in the mail about 5-7 days after we file the extension. This notice will have instructions on certifying for extension benefit payments if you are still unemployed. Check the inbox of your UI OnlineSM account for updates.

      · Phase 2 – In early July, we will start mailing notices to those who used all their UI benefits after July 2018 who were not included in Phase 1. If you are still unemployed, you can apply for another UI claim in UI Online. We have to make sure you qualify for a new UI claim before we can file an extension.

      Hope this helps out.

    2. Hello,

      My benefit ended in the first week of March and I was losing hope. Today, I got a text message from EDD telling me to check the update on UI website, then I was able to certify under the 13 week extension.

      Perhaps you can wait a few more days and get a text message hopefully..

      Cheers!
      G

  7. I finally got an email today regarding the 13 week extension. Yay!! I hope all who have been waiting got theirs too.

  8. He I I’m in Tennessee and I have exhausted fund two weeks ago and started receiving the additional 600 the two weeks prior to exhausted benefits. As of now my end date is 12/21/2020 but my funds are exhausted and even though I received the additional payment and I certified every week after it says in process for 0 dollars state website says to refile my claim but there is no portal to refile in the web page JOBS4TN and neither can I file a new claim since my ssn is already active in my existing claim what do I need todo please help me someone here please I have called the hot like the office for three weeks now everyday back to back and get no where please someone give me Info

  9. Hi,
    Thanks for the updates. I just checked my inbox and received this:

    “DATE: 05/27/2020

    Re: Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Extension

    You are potentially eligible for a Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) extension under the CARES Act of 2020. The PEUC extension provides an additional 13 weeks of UI benefits. If the EDD determines that you are not eligible for a subsequent valid UI claim, then the EDD will automatically file a PEUC extension on your last valid regular UI claim. You should receive a notice by mail within the next 10-14 business days. Continue to certify for benefits as weeks become available.

    Thank you,

    Employment Development Department
    State of California”

    *My UI claim originated 8/2019 and ran out 2/20. Here’s hoping that relief is FINALLY COMING! We’ve all waited for what seems like forever! Wishing you all luck with this and good health! *

    1. I got the same notification in my inbox today. My claim originated 9/19 and ran out 4/20, and I was able to certify today for 2 out of the 7 weeks they owe me.

      1. Mark,

        I was able to certify all weeks post dated up until this most recent week. The screen refreshed after the first 2 week certification; then allowed me to continue certifying two weeks at a time. you may want to check again. I went to my inbox and then back to home screen after each two week certification had been completed. At that point screen was refreshed and allowed next 2 week certification.

        Hope this helps!!

        1. Thanks Kaila! I was able to certify for all of the weeks, however my certification is still pending. We’re you already paid for your certifications or is yours still pending too? It’s been about a week so I’m getting concerned.

        2. Hi,
          I was able to certify for 8 weeks as of last Friday. Only 4 of those weeks went directly into my checking account which I had previously set up. The other 4 went into B of A debit card. They said too many weeks were certified at once, hence the split deposits. Grateful to have received anything!

  10. Hi everyone,

    I’m posting what I saw on EDD site today..

    Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) provides an additional 13 weeks of benefits if you’ve used all of your Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. To make benefits available as quickly as possible, we will be adding the extension in two phases:
    · Phase 1 – On May 27, we will start automatically filing PEUC extensions for those who used all benefits on claims that started on or after June 2, 2019. You will get a notice in the mail about 5-7 days after we file the extension. This notice will have instructions on certifying for extension benefit payments if you are still unemployed. Check the inbox of your UI OnlineSM account for updates.
    · Phase 2 – In early July, we will start mailing notices to those who used all their UI benefits after July 2018 who were not included in Phase 1. If you are still unemployed, you can apply for another UI claim in UI Online. We have to make sure you qualify for a new UI claim before we can file an extension.

    My question is… EDD Rep Misfiled my claim. He filed a PUA claim and Denied me and I was told to Appeal. I do not qualify for PUA. Due to his mistake, my claim status is Disqualified. He was suppose to file a PEUC claim. Will EDD automatically DISREGARD the misfiled claim?? Does Anyone know?

    Thank you

    1. Hello, will you please provide the link to where you found this info on the EDD site? thank you

      1. Hi Kaila,

        If you go to EDD site, you will see a blue box on lower right side, “EDD HELP Box, click it and it will open, type PEUC in the message box and the info will pop up. Also, check your inbox, cuz I finally got a message like the others above.

        Hope that helps.

        1. Thanks so much CK! Yep you are right–after checking my inbox all day, I finally received the PEUC notification :):) It definitely relieved some stress.

          Blessings to you

        2. Ck, I was also able to certify for weeks this morning! so hope you can too!

        3. Hi Kaila,

          Thank you for the blessings…I really need it. I’m glad I was able to help you. Right now, my claim certification status says, Disqualified and I’m not able to certify for benefits so I am very concerned how it’s going affect me in getting my money and how soon. I’m in such despair not getting paid since March 15,2020.

  11. Hi, I am in CA… I Exhausted my benefit on March 15, 2020.

    People who are unemployed, please know the difference which benefit you need to file. My claim was misfiled by EDD Rep and now it is delaying me to receive my payment. The EDD Rep filed a PUA claim and Denied me and I was told to Appeal. I do not qualify for PUA, I NEED PEUC benefit.

    Right now, I am seeking assistance from my local State Senate Office to help me resolve my case.

    Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is for people
    self-employed workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and part-time workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

    Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is for people
    who have exhausted their unemployment compensation benefits to receive up to 13 additional weeks of benefits, provided they “are able to work, available to work, and actively seeking work.”

  12. I’m in Texas, and I’ve exhausted my benefits back in February. To reapply for benefits I have to complete one year, my years comes in august 25… I have been calling in to teleserve to update my status’s every 2 week and still nothing . I have called in plenty of times to speak to someone and nothing I don’t know what else to do.

    1. I am in Florida with the same situation and I have documentation of calling the DEO every day for over 1 month and I get different answers from everyone. No one knows what they are doing. I had a link on my CONNECT on March 15 to reapply, which I did and was denied. I am not eligible for PUA since I have exhausted my Unemployment and cannot get a job due to the pandemic. Then Unemployment tells me I am not eligible for the $600.00 Cares money because I am not eligible for unemployment. Vicious circle of them not knowing their right from left hand. No one is willing to help. I even completed an application on PEGA and the claim number assigned to me they claim doesn’t belong to me. I told them it is not a Claimant ID, it is a Claim number that I completed an application.

    2. I am also in Texas, I just exhausted my benefits. I received an email on May 4th saying I was elegible for the 13 extra weeks but I never heard back from them. I make over 50 calls a day and my call wont go through

  13. I finally got through to a live person at EDD. I had read on a post here that someone said they called the number (833) 978-2511 and after hearing “Welcome” they press 9 and it would say “Thank you…..unable to take calls…” then after the 20th time it went to music and they were on hold for the next available person. I had to tweek her suggestion. Every time I entered 9 after hearing welcome, it would said, “Your call cannot be completed at this time.” So instead I listen to recording up to the point where it said to press 1 for English. So then right after hearing press 1 for English, I pressed 1 then I pressed 9 and it would go to the “Thank you….. unable. I kept doing this and on the 86th time I called in after press the 9 it went to music and from there to a live person. I got through at 7:50 pm. She filed my paperwork and said I would get a notice in the mail within a week to let me know if I qualify for the 13 week extension. My original claim ran out on 5/12/20 which was when my funds went to Zero. Side note the previous post about this said they got through just before 8pm also. Maybe less calls that late. About 25 out of my 86 calls were through out the day and all the rest were from about 6:30 pm until I got through at 7:50 pm, one right after another. Hope this info helps. Good luck.

  14. I have a question about the 13 week extension and why i was determined Not Eligible. I was let go of my job March of 2019 and filed for unemployment May 5th 2019- receiving benefits until December 2019 i believe (with the end date being May 2nd 2020). I was sent a notice saying i was eligible for the 13 week extension so as soon as the site let me reapply, i did. I think the date i applied for the extension was maybe May 7th? Anyways, i received a notice today saying that i was not eligible.
    “The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has DISALLOWED the claimant’s application for unemployment compensation benefits dated 05/07/2020. The claimant did not have at least twenty qualifying weeks of employment that was subject to an unemployment compensation law or did not earn an average weekly wage of at least $269 before taxes during the base period 04/01/2019 to 03/31/2020, as required by Section 4141.01(R)(1) of the Ohio Revised Code. This decision is related to qualification for regular UC benefits.
    The issue on the current claim is the same as was adjudicated in a prior benefit year and, therefore, cannot be re-litigated. A previously issued determination ruled the claimant’s separation from (Previous Employer) to be non-disqualifying.”

    First off, can anyone explain to me what this even means?? If i was receiving UE benefits, how could i have the qualifying 20 weeks of employment? I want to appeal the decision but i’m not even sure what to say because i do not completely understand why the decision was made. Please, an help or advice would be greatly appreciated! I’ve already had to contact unemployment once and it took 3 full days waiting on hold to be told someone will contact me, which still has not happened.

  15. I was able to give my call back number and name, I then called three hours later and the rep I was to speak to hung up… Customer Service, it’s normal. There’s a company that’s contracted tjru the federal Government to help with the unemployment overflow of calls.

  16. I was Working part time and collecting partial benefits. My year of 52 weeks exhausted but I still have funds available.
    Am I able to re-open a claim to collect the remaining amount even though it’s on my present employer?

  17. What if you were on a CTB extension and you exhausted all your benefits? Can you qualify for PUA? Because it tells me my claim expired and if I’m still unemployed to apply again. But what do I apply for regular benefits or pua I’m so confused. I have been unemployed since May of 2019 and got an extension in November 2019 and it ended last week my claim is at zero. I don’t know if I qualify they don’t answer the phone every time I call. It tells me to apply if I’m still unemployed but I don’t want to start the application without knowing exactly what to apply for.

  18. My benefits ran out earlier this year but NY informed me that I could continue to certify my weekly claim and I have been receiving my benefit. I am working part time so I only get a partial benefit each week. I work two days so I get half the benefit which also means it should last 26 extra weeks. That would be the normal 13 weeks spread out half each week for 26 weeks. My issue is because I am only getting a partial benefit the extension will go beyond my 52 week claim. I stopped working June 30, 2019. NY says I will need to file a new claim. 1. Will it be automatically approved to allow the full 13 week extension? 2. If not, will a new claim be approved because I am only working part-time under the CARES Act?

  19. My last payment was 2/2/20 and my benefit year ends on 7/25/20, I believe I am eligible for the extension but cant find anywhere to extend it. I haven’t been able to get ahold of anyone, I am running low on funds and am getting worried about paying bills. I am a single mom with little help, should I try the family one? What can I do? What numbers have worked for you guys in regards to being able to speak with someone? I haven’t received anything in the mail either.

    1. Hi Kendra,

      If you exhausted benefits between 2/2/20 and 3/21/20 you are eligible for PUA, which they are already distributing benefits for. You would need to call EDD and apply for PUA over the phone, and I believe they can set you up to certify immediately (Make sure you are speaking to a Tier 2 Rep), otherwise you need to wait for them to send you paperwork to fill out. Anyone who exhausted benefits after 3/21/20 is in a separate program called PEUC and EDD will file extension automatically starting 5/27/20 (Yes payments are retroactive).

      Please see below from CA EDD website:

      If you have run out of benefits but you are still within the one year that your claim is good for, and your benefits

      Scenario 1: Ran out before February 2, you are probably not eligible for PUA. (You would have to show that you are unemployed because of COVID-19.) You may be eligible for the federal 13-week extension. We will notify you about what to do.

      Scenario 2: Were for weeks you spent unemployed between February 2 and March 21, we will send you a form to fill out to supply information not already in your claim. When you get the form, fill it out and return it.

      Scenario 3: If you received your last payment for weeks you were unemployed on or after March 21 and are still within your benefit year, we will automatically extend your claim for 13 weeks. We will notify you that we have done that and when you can certify.

      In your case, you would be scenario 2. I know it says you need to fill out and return the form when received, however you are also able to apply for PUA with a live agent.

      Side note: Call the 833-978-2511 line, and immediately press 1 then 9. If you get the message asking you to call back, hang up and repeat until you are added to the hold queue. I always get through but you may have to dial them 30-40 times (or more) to get into the queue.

      1. Hi Mark

        I hope you could help me.. Im in CA and I exhausted my benefit on March 15, 2020 and as of May 24, 2020, I have not received any payment and I am soo scared and worried that I can’t pay my rent and bills.

        I called EDD and spoke with a EDD rep and the guy filed a PUA claim and processed it DENYING my claim without my knowledge or consent. I told him I was unable to go to job interviews due to stay at home order being enforced. He said that my reason was not directly affected by covid 19 and he denied me.

        When I called EDD again and asked to cancel the claim so I can refile the PUA claim, I was told they can’t. All I can do is to wait for the mail to APPEAL the claim. Then as I waited, I received a letter from EDD stating “Notice of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Award”, Also, i received a certificate to certify so I filled it out and mailed it in. Then, I did receive the PUA Denial letter as well after the Award letter. During this time, EDD online certification was updated on my claim and I was able to certified online as well. Then, few hours later my claim said I was Dissqualified for the weeks ending 5/16 – 5/23/2020. I called EDD again, I was told again, I have to Appeal the PUA claim. I was also told, the “Notice of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Award” letter does not mean I was Approved. If I wasn’t approved, how come on my notification page on claim summary, it shows my claim balance amount total and weekly benefit amount of $167.00. Yet, I am dissqualified…im so confused….

        I desperately need help, can you help me, what can I do to get paid ASAP.

        Thank you

  20. Hello all,
    I finally got through to UI after 18 phone call attempts, was put on hold for 30 min, spoke with a rep who when looked me up and said “you have no identity issues” so now I will transfer you to a specialist”.
    I waited on hold for another 25 minutes and finally spoke with a gal (both these rep’s were adept) who said I was eligible for PEUC (pandemic emergency unemp. compensation) since my benefits had expired 2/24/20. They saw no “holds or flags” from my previous claim.
    Then she said there are 2 ways you will find out IF I will receive the benefit:
    1) you will receive a link on UI website (I’ve checked this daily for what seems like forever), or,
    2) a form will be mailed to me
    They began mailing these out May 2nd (today is the 15th)
    If nothing comes of these 2, “keep looking and hoping”. These if’s, hope’s, fingers crossed have gotten so, so OLD!

    Wishing luck to all of you and to stay healthy!

  21. I have contacted Gov DeWine and Lt Gov Husted, about this very dilemma of trying to speak to someone or get answers about unemployment extension (repeated calls to the toll free number, and getting hung up on) since mine ran out in mid-March.
    I go to the new PUA site, and cannot get past the 2 general questions.
    There isn’t a site for EPUA (emergency assistance).
    I have reached out to them twice, and I really hope they will respond with an answer!

  22. Luckily, I could speak with a live person yesterday after 10 times a call and 45 mins on hold, however, I’m still nervous and I cannot do anything until I get another appointment call from Edd today.

    No idea what time they will call me today and I can feel anything is not easy in a life.

  23. I started getting unemployment insurance October of last year(2019) after I ETS the Army and just recently I was getting the extra pandemic insurance $600 weekly for about six weeks but noticed it was coming out of my claim balance but didn’t think nothing of it but now my claim balance is zero and I’m getting a notification that I can’t reapply for insurance till my year ends in October of this year(2020). I feel this is not correct and I can’t not get ahold of EDD customer service, what should be my next step?

    1. This same thing happened to me. I am having a real difficult time getting a hold of a representive

    2. Appeal online! DOL offices are not taking calls due to the high volume. Make sure you print your paperwork before you submit it. I had to do this and to my surprise it worked. Good luck!

      1. Theresa, mine started in July 2019 exhausted Jan 2020 then the pandemic. I was still unemployed. Had read not to worry if you were unemployed before pandemic and remain unemployed because of pandemic I would qualify. I was told by EDD Cust Svc that I qualified, today I received a letter of Denial. Who to i APPEAL to online for quicker response. Swear they don’t understand what they are doing, they are disqualifying because they are back logged. Not a good enough reason, right? Especially when told the opposite and I read online about it and of course didn’t save, didn’t print, have gone through history and cannot find.`

  24. I don’t even know how I was lucky I reopened my claim March 13th as I work as an event coordinator in a restaurant…..my claim year ends August 2020 as I opened last year August 2019. I was immediately given the $369 I was allowed for my weekly benefits along with the extra $600….per week. I have been lucky each claim period to receive benefits for biweekly claims which are continuing until August when my balance goes to zero….HOWEVER my husband has been waiting 6 weeks for his benefits…he received one week claim 159 and one $600 extra on his claim and all the others are still pending. We have written the gov and called a million times to the EDD with different suggestions using special numbers and nothing. He is 74 and on social security worked part time. We are struggling…..

  25. I got mine automatically I didn’t apply or do anything. It just added on to the normal 450

      1. I exhausted my California ui benefits on march 1, 2020. I was hired March 6, 2020 at The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant as line cook 2. March 18, 2020 when I reported to work I was informed that I had been furloughed. I keep signing into my ui benefits accounts and there is nothing there other than ‘you have exhausted all benefits for this claim year’. No links for PUA benefits no link for extension benefits. I have been using contact EDD kinks since April 6th. No reply other than automated ‘EDD has received your message’. Calling in says that the call center has been to busy to answer… basically

        1. I have this same issue…my benifit amount was exhausted the 2nd week of Feburary 2020 as I filed October 2019. I log into UI online but all it tells me is my benifits have been exhasted. No link to reopen, or any of the afore stated links. This has become ridiculous for the most advanced, wealthiest(world’s 5th largest economy is California the last time I checked)however it’s also one of the most mis-managed, partisan chest puffing political nightmares as well. Things shouldn’t be this difficult or complex at these times

        2. There is no doubt that EDD is intentionally avoiding this. An open claim already has all the needed info. We’re locked out.

        3. DOLs offices are not taking calls. If you need to appeal, do so online and remember to print before you submit. They will not send you any warning but eventually you’ll receive a response via UI. It took me about 2 weeks before I received a response in relations to what my benefit amounts were going to be. Good Luck!

        4. I’m in same boat my benefits exhausted march 8 and I have sent 6 messages with no reply

        5. You should see on your home page that you need to file. They put together Ui and pandemic . First you give all your personal and income related information. Once you finish Ui filing part, pandemic is coming.but I saw that in order to file pandemic, you should be laid off during the pandemic time or if you have to be at home because your kids at home etc. Start filing, you dont need to submit. If you can answer pandemic questions, you will be qualified or you can file only Ui. I was unemployed, there was no question that , I can fill, I was not able to find that job or I was affected by covid. I wasn’t able to get pandemic,but they send me a letter that I was awarded for ui. I certifeied, status is still pending for payment

  26. My benefit year ends 05/16/20. I have only used a 5 weeks of benefits, and still have a high claim balance. Does the 13 week extension apply to me when my benefit year ends in a week? Or am I obligated to file a new claim?

  27. Hi. I’m in California.
    I received all my regular Edd benefit last week. But I still see benefit year will end 10/19/20 but benefit claim is $0 since I received all based on my payroll.

    I messaged Edd if I can get 13 weeks federal pendemic assistances $600 weekly.
    They messaged me not exact.
    “ You have $0 balance and receive all benefit. You can’t open a new claim until benefit year is ended”

    I’m very confused.

    Is federal pendemic payment automatically added if Edd benefit Year is still valid with exhausted benefit amount?

    1. I’m in Ca. My benefits were exhausted 4/4/20. I’ve sooke with 4 different reps and they all tell me the same thing that there’s no plan for extension.

      Yesterday I got papaer mail from EDD. It says that I am now required to show weekly work search.

      Go home EDD , you’re drunk.

    2. Katt,

      If you have exhausted your benefit, you have to call EDD and file a PUA claim. It is not automatically added to your benefits. If they tell you to file a NEW claim, that is WRONG, it is PUA claim that you must file in order to receive further benefits on your claim.

      Im in CA and exhausted my benefit on March 14, 2020 and I have yet to receive any further benefits or extensions. I have been calling and calling EDD with NO luck as well as getting the run around from people from EDD which is delaying me to get my money. EDD sucks!

      1. Hi, Ck.
        Thank you for reply.
        I also keep calling Edd and sending messages but no one picks up.
        Phone only tells me that due to high volume calls, call later.

        This is really tough.

        Everyone impacts Covid 19 and it’s hard to get a new job.
        How nice Edd, federal, gov,have all jobless Americans Receive Edd pandemic payment automatically.

      2. Hi. I called Edd 50 times yesterday and today 10 times.
        Until I hear next rep will be available on line, I also doubt Edd is actually working for PUA.

        Still can’t believe they answered a phone.

        I had to hold a line for 45 mins and I finally talked to actual person.
        She only collected my info and inform to call tomorrow for applying.
        I just still can’t sleep tonight for nervousness.

        What are they asking when they call back ?

        Anyone knows here?

        Everyone here.
        Have a patience and keep calling Edd
        Then you will get PUA applied.
        Good luck, everyone.

    3. YES! See I exhausted on 4/11/20. With a zero balance they have no way of paying us in the currents systems format. I hear they have to build a whole new system to handle the work load. I can’t imagine how long it took to implement the one we have now as it seem to be holding.
      They have to help, it may be late but they have too. I can’t do Uber right now, Lyft not in service? Can’t run food can’t work for Census so it is all bad. BUT I know if we exhausted our benefits and have a zero balance as of 4/20 and your claim is still good till 10/20 you should be getting paid.
      Me too but nothing since my last payment on 4/16 of $600

      1. I have the exact same situation. My Last payment was 4/14 and under the CARES ACT, which I read very carefully, those who have recently exhausted their claim and have zero balance, yet their benefit year is still open, are entitled to the 13 week extension. Edd is handling this very poorly in leaving us hanging. At least update your website and give some guidance to this 13 week extension issue. It seems to be one of the most confusing of all.

      2. Hi, we have the same scenario, I went to the website & I’m not allowing me to certify anything coz I’ve a zero balance on my account (they need to put money on the account in order for us to claim something). I’ve received only two $600 on April 13 & 20, since then haven’t received anything. Sent them an email but no response at all. Not sure when this 13 additional weeks will be effective. Pls let me know if you hear anything.

  28. I applied for EDD on March 11, 2020 and haven’t heard anything back. I can’t contact them to talk to a live person; it’s only informational the numbers provided. Have anyone contacted EDd and spoken with a live person?

    1. No! Grrrr 1 minute past 8:00 they put on a recording that says they have more calls then they call handle, sorry and that’s it

  29. I exhausted my benefit last week. I tried to certify yesterday but it told me I was exhausted. So I won’t get my regular benefit. However, I got the 600, so does that mean that they are still paying the 600 each week before they fix extensions? I’m in New jersey.

      1. Well I’m waiting on extension. If the 600 was for previous week, don’t I have to certify for last week this week?

        1. The first payment they issued was on April 14th. That was for the week ending March 29th. So this weeks payment was for the week ending April 19th.

        2. Yes but in order to get it you have to certify. The regular ui has to be certified for too, I never got to certify this week, which is for last week. But the on a was there. Should be couple weeks before extension, but I’m just wondering if they are extended without certifying

    1. Bro, get ready bro there gonna cut you off! I’m in da valley of Cali and my last payment was $600 4/16/20.
      We are awaiting going back to work, lots of us have jobs right NOW we can go to but can’t cause shut down plus no extended benefits.
      Be patient, I hear we got 16 weeks of help coming till we get back up and running.
      THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO JUST DEPOSIT THE FUNDS. LATEST WORD.
      KEEP LOOKING FOR WORK, NEVER GIVE UP SURVIVING . YOU HAVE 1 IN A MILLION SHOT AT BECOMING A MILLIONAIRE!

      1. My benefits expired 3/15/20.
        I’ve been certifying for benefits weekly even though I have exhausted my benefits. It says no benefits are payable at this time. What do I need to do to get these benefits? I cannot open a new claim because my previous claim was dated 6/6/19
        Someone please help!

        1. Thinking this week….says Employment will just add the funds. Keep calling I guess people are making more progress like that it seems.
          I can’t get a hold of anybody. I have Bill’s!!

        2. I am experiencing the same situation. I am a restaurant cook. I had exhausted my benefits on March 1rst. I was hired March 6 at CheeseCake factory. Furloughed on March 18. UI account offers no PUA or EXTENSION links anywhere. No messages in my Benefits online inbox, I have sent 6 messages via Contact EDD. Nothing. I’m qualified for extension, I have been directly impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. Where is EDD? Why can’t I get thru on the phone? All offices are closed and have been closed. I’m feeling like all this PUA business is going to come & go without my ever having opportunity to an extension or the $600 stimulus relief payment. I doubt if all the applicants are even legit. I bet the system is backlogged with fraud applicants. This is totally unacceptable and I feel like suing EDD. Or The State of California. There are people receiving UI Benefits that were not even a part of being directly effected by COVID19

    2. I’m in California but.
      I also exhausted my regular Edd benefit on 5/03/20 but benefit year is ended on 10/19/20.

      Did you exhaust all your Edd benefit?
      So do you mean you have $0 claim?

      I wonder if you receive $600 federal pendemic Edd payment automatically?

    3. Hi. Mike Turtle.
      When did your benefit exhausted?
      When was last week?
      Is your benefit year still valid?
      Did you apply for PUA?

      After your benefit exhausted, without applying for PUA, without calling Edd to extend, did you receive $600 pandemic payment automatically?
      Or did you receive $167 weekly for PUA with extra $600?
      Are you in CA?

  30. I have an extension through the California training benefit. This means that I am getting training/schooling funded through the workforce and therefore my UI is extended since 02/28. Will I be getting the CARE Act?

  31. Hi Bonnie.. Can you clarify, the number sequence you provided is for the 5616 number or the 2511 number.

  32. Hi, I’m in New jersey, I ran out of benefits last week, the dol site says if you are already receiving benefits and exhaust, you don’t need to do anything, it will be extended auto. On my claim status it says “filed”, with an Arlington the wbr, even though balance is zero. According to what does my status mean, it says when filed and dollar amount in wbr, i just need to certify each week. But I can’t certify, cause when I do it tells me I’m exhausted till end of 2020. So, does anybody think it will be added anyway, or do I have to do something different, like reapply or apply for pua?

    1. Posting this in case anyone is in a similar situation.

      My claim balance reached zero on 4/25, but my benefit year is not expired until September 2020, because of this, I am unable to file a new claim. Here is what I did: I called EDD at 833-978-2511, as soon as I heard “welcome” I pressed 9. The goal is to hear music after you press 9, if you hear music, you’re on hold to speak to an EDD rep. If you hear “Thank you…” then hang up and try again and again until you hear the music. I did this 20 times before i got the music. After 30 minutes of waiting, an EDD rep was able to help me. I told him my situation and he had me file for PUA over the phone with him. He said this weekend I will be able to certify for past two weeks. I will now be getting $167 per week plus $600 which is less than I was getting before, but it’s better than nothing. Remember to be respectful and kind to your representative. If you get unlucky and the rep is not able to help you, ask to speak to a level 2 rep, or hang up and call back until you get someone who can. Good luck to everyone!

      1. Thanks but I’m not in California. It says on my cell that I don’t need to do anything but continue to certify but I can’t cause when I do it says I’m at zero. But my status is filed, and dollar amount is in and box, which is supposed to mean I’m ok. But they won’t pay if I can’t certify

        1. All the system are similar. In california we just don’t have access to any claim form with a zero balance. EDD is set to hopefully get this fixed I hear by the end of this week.

        2. We have a site that you enter your ss, and email, and it tells you your claim status, then a document to explain what your status means. Mine says all I need to do is certify, but it won’t let me certify. I wouldn’t mind if I knew I’m going to get it eventually, it’s not knowing is the hard part

      2. Thank you Roxanna, I am in the same situation my UC $$ claim max reached on 3/16. I called the 2511 towards the end of the day (6:40PM) and reached the EDD rep. The EDD rep took all my info
        and opened a ticket for a callback by a Tier 2 claims specialist to assist. I was told up to 7 days or sooner for a callback. Waiting now.

      3. Thank you Roxanna the information you shared is invaluable! Peace and more thanks,
        Meredith

    2. Vanessa, I have the exact situation as you because I also have had a claim that recently a week ago went to zero. In see the same info on the Jersey site that you see, and no luck on my end either getting through to get some clarity. If you have found out any more since, please let me know. My claim started back in November of last year. Im still waiting for some answer that makes sense. I did get a mailing telling me my benefits were about to run out and no extension was available. But it didnt address The situation about the Cares Act. So who knows!!

  33. Hello! I have exhausted my benefits on March, 16, 2020. I have continue to file my claims every Sunday. MDES keeps telling me I have exhausted my benefits, and not eligible, until July, 20. Can I file for PUA????

    1. Should be a week or so I hear. Some people have been able to call in and access a tier 2 employee to file a claim for then.
      I was issued my last pandemic payment 4/16/20 and exhausted my benefits 4/11/20 recieved $613. $600 was a pandemic payment. I just got a flyer today saying to keep an eye on EDD web site. If emergency keep calling.

  34. Just got off the phone with EDD after waiting almost an hour only to have her tell me that I called the technical support line and she only deals with people having trouble signing on. I hardly seeing that that’s high on everybody’s problem list right now. Most people know how to use a freaking computer. What I see everybody in need of is information on the 13 week extension which nobody seems to want to address. And this is the new 938 number they’ve told everyone to call. The one that’s been expanded from 8am -8pm, and it’s only to help people sign on to a computer?? Give me a break!!! She took my social, name and date I filed which was 10-20-19. Then she said “ oh so this is nothing to do with the pandemic”….
    Jees! Do any of these people answering the phones even know what the CARES ACT is? I’m so frustrated I can’t see straight.

    1. I’ve got through on both that tech line and the 5616 line a couple times. Both reps told me to call the other number. They’re unqualified and incompetent.They’re like reverse telemarketers who will say anything to get you off the phone. It’s ironic that they’re working.

    2. Cynthia,
      You need to ask for a tier 2 representative/agent.
      Last night I spoke to 4 different agents , the last one added me to a call back list. I started calling at 6:37pm tonight and the 3 rd representative finally was able to help me. My benefits exhausted on 4/12/2020. Tonight I was able to certify for the past 2 weeks. So keep calling that number and press 0 until you are in the holding que.
      good luck

      1. There’s got to be thousands of people in this situation that will never be able to get ahold of a competent rep who’s willing to help. I’ve spoken to 4 different reps with no success. I’ve invested many many frustrating hours.

        Did this helpful rep give any indication that EDD might pay us willingly?

      2. There’s got to be thousands of people in this situation that will never be able to get ahold of a competent rep who’s willing to help. I’ve spoken to 4 different reps with no success. I’ve invested many many frustrating hours.

        Did this helpful rep give any indication that EDD might pay us willingly?

        1. Between the 7 reps I spoke to, only one gave an estimate regarding the 13 week extension. He said 7-10 days. None of them were on the same page ..

        2. 7-10 days from when a competent rep makes it happen for an individual who’s tenacious and lucky ?

          Or 7-10 days until EDD fixes this issue?

          Thanks for the info btw.

  35. I live in NY and I exhausted both my benefits AND my benefit year from my previous claim ended 4/19. I completed a new claim application online 4/20 but it said to call to complete my claim, but when I call, the recording says I don’t need to call them and that they’ll call me. I received 3 messages after that saying that all information required to complete my claim has been received, but I was unable to use the online system because I’ve only partially completed my claim and that I should call to complete my claim!

    By some miracle I was able to certify for benefits for the past week online just now, with an option to file a new claim. Unfortunately I exited the application before completing it and now I’m back to the “call to complete your claim” page!!!!

    I don’t know if it was a fluke that I was able to certify for last week’s benefits… My question is, will the 13 week extension now be applied to my previous benefit year (which ended in April)? Or do I still need to keep trying to file a new claim?

  36. I have exhausted my 52 weeks – year benefits , however I still have funds available.
    When I try to do a biweekly file it tells me that my benefits are established however are inactive.-
    Then on a different page
    Says do not submit a new claim just keep following the biweekly file until you can get through.
    How do I know if they will open my remaining claim?
    It’s only been a week .

    1. I’m similar to you.
      I checked my claim , and it had today’s date 5/8/2020 and Said as of 5/5/2020 the status of your claim is as followed.

      Claim stays:
      Your claim has been processed .
      Please file your biweekly claim as instructed.

      I take this As I continue filing and hopefully I get paid.

      1. Can you let me know if you get updates? I’m curious because my benefit year ends 05/16/20 and but I still have $9,000 in unused benefits. I’m in CA and I’m wondering if I will have to file a new claim- or if there will be a 13 week extension from the time my benefit year ends.

  37. Claim expires in July and $ ran out in April. Spoke with someone at CA EDD on the 2511 number. Not much help other than confirming that the 13 weeks will be added on at $167 per week (not the $450 I was expecting) + the $600 CARES, when it comes online. She said she thought it would come online May 10th. When I asked if that was something she knew and she wasn’t sure why she had that date. I told her I don’t mind waiting as long as I knew it would be retroactive. She could not answer that either. EDD is doing a very poor job of communicating regarding the 13 week extension. Because of this, I will still continue to try to get a hold of a tier 2 person, who can supposedly do an extension.

    1. I am in the same boat as you. Balance ran out on April 25th and I am still within my benefit year until September 2020. Did you ask if you are elegible to file for PUA? I am curious about that.

      1. @ Roxanne,
        Your state EDD has run out, and exhausted benefits. The PUA is weekly of $167 and $600 CARES, which brings it in the total of $767 weekly for April to July. (Federal funded) I wouldn’t complained about the amount, and you had a capable EDD Representative to assist, as this is better than zero amount since you have exhausted the benefits. We should count our blessings that we are the lucky ones that was able to get EDD Representative to submit the PUA claim on the behalf. There is many people on this email string is getting ZERO amount benefits and talk to many EDD representative that can’t even help them. Thank you.

    2. Were you paid $450 per week before the $ ran out? If so did she explain why it is $167 per week instead of $450? And will getting a hold of tier 2 person change the amount? Thanks!

  38. It sure looks like those who’s benefits ran out 3/15 or later are just getting ripped off and ignored. I’ve spoke with 4 different agents from 2 different phone numbers and they have nothing for me. I’ve messaged EDD twice a day for 3 weeks inquiring about extension. I finally got a reply saying “we have no plan for extension”

    Levy and Julie Su just bold face lie to the public. Levy said she’d have an answer “in a day or two” on 3/28/20. I’m going to be very bitter about paying these crooks when they swindle money from my weekly paycheck in the future.

    1. @ Jeri: does any of these items below applies to you? the EDD Representative doesn’t know what they are talking about. It is clearly stated that if you have exhausted the benefits and extended benefits, you are qualified for the PUA. I would call back to EDD again and get a representative that can help you with opening the PUA application.

      You have collected all unemployment benefits for which you were eligible and remain unemployed or partially unemployed as a direct result of a COVID-19 reason. This means that you were qualified for regular UI but have exhausted those benefits, as well as any extended benefits.

      COVID-19 related reasons for being out of work include the following:

      You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and are seeking a medical diagnosis.
      You are unable to work because a health care provider advised you to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
      A member of your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
      You are providing care for a family member or a member of your household who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
      A child or other person in the household for whom you have primary caregiving responsibility is unable to attend school or another facility that is closed as a direct result of the COVID-19 and the school or facility care is required for you to work.
      You became the breadwinner or major support for a household because the head of the household has died as a direct result of COVID-19.
      You have to quit your job as a direct result of COVID-19.
      Your place of employment is closed as a direct result of COVID-19.
      You were scheduled to start a job that is now unavailable as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
      You are unable to reach the place of employment as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
      If you work as an independent contractor with reportable income, you may also qualify for PUA benefits if you are unemployed, partially employed, or unable or unavailable to work because the COVID-19 public health emergency has severely limited your ability to continue performing your customary work activities, and has thereby forced you to stop working.

      1. Yes I’m eligible. After a month on the phone and 4 long debate sessions with these incompetent reps, it’s a little discouraging. An entire day on the phone with no success at reaching a rep is common. I guess I’ll make it an even 5 debates and see where it goes.

        1. @ Jer, I would try on weekends, the callimg traffic might be lessend and start at 7:59 am. Please stay optimistic and your find EDD representative can help you.

        2. I called 500 times today. Got through to the automated social security entry 11 times. Couldn’t get a rep. EDD is a huge fail.

        3. Here is another date from member, you need to get level 2 EDD representative to open a new PUA claim for you. Good luck! It does work because my weeks were open for me to certified.
          Cynthia,
          You need to ask for a tier 2 representative/agent.
          Last night I spoke to 4 different agents , the last one added me to a call back list. I started calling at 6:37pm tonight and the 3 rd representative finally was able to help me. My benefits exhausted on 4/12/2020. Tonight I was able to certify for the past 2 weeks. So keep calling that number and press 0 until you are in the holding que.
          good luck

      2. Im in CA … and i have exhausted my benefits as of March 14, 2020 and it was not covid related, just unemployed. In which Im still unemployed during with covid crisis. Since, the covid 19, we are to stay home so I can’t go out on interviews like normal. EDD told me that I am not directly affected by covid 19 and I do not qualify for the PUA benefits.

        Can anyone tell me if there is anything I can do? or all I can do is wait for extensions to roll out, which we don’t even know when that will be and I have no money.

        1. Hi all,
          This drives me crazy reading that we don’t qualify for PUA benefits when those of us who can’t interview, have exhausted our UI benefits, and in need of some kind of $ coming in, can’t!
          Where is our government, what are they doing to help those in dire need and have been struggling DAILY to figure something out?
          Ugh.

    2. I too spoke with someone yesterday and she said they have “no direction” regarding extensions. They are going to be extending, but they dont have direction on when that eill take place. I CANNOT apply for PUA! The number that you are supposed to call to reopen a claim or extend keeps hanging me up. The number ending in 5630 says there’s no details on my account. I cant believe they would just leave us hanging like that. I mean the least they could do is have a generated letter saying something. I am very disappointed and frustrated. If you find out something please post!

  39. Unfortunately, my last payment was on Jan 21. People in my shoes will never know if they are eligible for anything…

  40. My unemployment benefits exhausted May 2, 2020. My balance is zero. Do I qualify for the 13 week extension?

    1. You’re eligible. They’re not paying us though. Open claim means you’re getting ignored by EDD.

  41. I got laid off in August and exhausted my benefits in February. I finally got a job in March 2020 but it was contract work to turn into regular employment. unfortunately they had to let all the contract workers go in march 20th and tried to contact the California Unemployment Insurance Department but they won’t answer. I tried calling almost everyday and finally gave up calling at the end of april. I also tried sending them messages thru the system and the systems says that they received them but no answer from a regular person. I feel like the system is failing us. Governor Gavin Newsom said that he had place a new PUA team to help in April 28th but you just get an answering machine and it hangs up on you. It’s really frustrating.

    1. Hello Francisco:
      I feel your pain, however, I went through the same crap and been calling for 60 days. However, I was able to get through to EDD on Sunday at 8 am PST and the EDD Representative file the PUEA claim for me and I was able to file on Sunday and got all my back payment today at the bank, to at least make rent this month. Please make sure you have exhausted your EDD benefits between Feb 2nd through March 21st.

      1. If you received your last benefit payment for weeks you spent unemployed between February 2 and March 21, but are still within the one year that your claim is good for, you could be eligible for PUA benefits for the weeks you are eligible for between February 2, 2020 and March 28, 2020.

      1. So I’m definitely calling in daily. My last payment is 4/14/20 & was $600 pandemic payment.
        Maxed benefits on the 11th recieving $613.
        I was suppose to start a Census Position that ceased due to the virus!?
        I believe I fall into category #2 for 16 weeks. We just have to call in low if you really need it cause the web site is lagging.

  42. I filed for unemployment on 8/20/19 with Ca EDD. I was approved for the CTB program and started a Welding class on 2/23/20. I exhausted my UI benefits on 3/7/20 (didn’t actually get paid until 3/29/20 as I certified later). My benefits are now extended through until the class ends or 8/20/20, whichever comes first. My account balance went from $0 balance to $11,000.00 as a result of the CTB extension. I have certified for UI benefits all the weeks and am getting my $450.00 a week. I have not received the $600.00 boost though. My question is, do I get the 13 week extension as my original claim year ends 8/20/20 but my class ends 10/30/20. Also, will I be receiving the $600.00 boost. Anybody have any info regarding the pandemic boost and the CTB extension? Can’t get through on the phone and haven’t received response to e-mail. They have no info on the website pertaining to this situation. Any input would much appreciated.

    1. The career center staff told me that people who get CTB extension are ineligible for the $600. However, she also said that $600 was for contractors/self-employed–people who have 1099G…which doesn’t sound right to me.

      1. Thanks, I finally got someone on the phone at EDD. Don’t think they were the most qualified, but they also said the same thing, CTB extensions do not qualify for the $600.00 boost. So when my money was exhausted March 7, the CTB kicked in. The thing is, the school shut down the following week, at the time they said 2 weeks until they figure out what’s going. Then on March 30, they said the school will be closed until the fall Semester. The class went online after that, but it’s a welding class so not really doing much except book work, 70% is hands on training. Now we are set to resume the class on August 15 and finish October 30 (instead of June 12). With the mess that’s going on, I don’t want to rock the boat, so I certify every week to get my $450. I’m thinking that technically I’m not going to school, so I shouldn’t be collecting CTB money but should qualify for the 13 week extension along with the $600 boost. The 13 week extension should tack on to the back end of my original claim end date which is 8/20/20. So my CTB should kick back on when I resume class and cover me til the end of class with the 13 week extension. At least that’s how I see it. If I tell them my class stopped then I risk not not getting anything and who knows when they’ll get this mess straightened out with the 13 week extension and $600 boost for people that exhausted their money in March. So what to do?

  43. I’m in a similar boat as everyone here! I am in CA and my benefits were exhausted January 11, 2020. I started a new job on January 22, 2020, but was laid off on March 15, 2020 due to the pandemic. There’s nothing on the EDD site to file for the 13 week extension or PUA. All it says is that my benefits have been exhausted, but my claim doesn’t expire until July 4, 2020. Are we supposed to just sit and wait for EDD to contact us? I’ve received nothing via email or mail and have tried calling the number but have had zero luck. Please help!! Any advice is appreciated!

    1. Hi KC:

      Reopen your claim, if you still have benefit funds lift, when you exhausted the current benefit funds, it will switch to the 13 weeks PUA fund. Hopefully, you can do that by logging into UI Online, reopen the certification, you will be eligible for EDD if you meet the earning requirements, if not then you will have to go through the PUA claim with UI on-line. Good luck!

      18339782511 EDD- CA – 8 am to 8 pm PST- Mon-Sunday
      .

      1. Thanks Bonnie. I used all of my benefits so when I log in, there’s nothing to do. I tried calling the number you provided several times and it’s just a recording and hangs up at the end (even when pressing the numbers you suggested). If my claim is completely exhausted, but doesn’t reset until July – do I just wait for someone at Edd to reach out?

        1. Hello KC: I have been calling EDD for 60 days and was able to get through this Sunday at 7:59 am PST, I would keep trying and redial all through the day.
          When you do, they will create the PUA claim for the 13 weeks extension, when they create this, you will be able to certify right away, they will give you $176, plus $600 and retro for March&April. Or you can wait until the EDD figures out with their IT staff on automatic extension, I don’t guarantee when that will happen. However, just keep trying.. one day you will get through, I always called at 7:59 am to get through or at 7 pm, all through the day. good luck

          New EDD Line: 8 am to 8 pm PM- If I would you call @ 7:59 am PST @ 833-978-2511. I have been

  44. My Unemployment b exausted on Sept 2019 I couldn’t find job so I went in a school program provided by workforce, now with the pandemic going I have to stay Home with my 3 children, do I qualify for Unemployment benefits? Also I apply for unemployment on apr 13 and i have a confirmation # but have not received any letter or email how long does it takes to send me letter or email? Or to be approved for UI?

  45. I current collecting unemployment and only have 900 remaining how do I apply for 13 week extension unable to contact anyone and online no tap available.

    1. Hello All:
      If you are in CA and exhausted your benefits and need the 13 weeks extension. I was able to reach EDD representative at 833-978-2511, this is the new number from 8 am to 8 pm- Mon-Sunday.
      The EDD file the PUA extension for me via phone so I was able to certify for March and April, and the payment is already being processed. So, I would recommend everyone to keep calling the EDD line for California. I wish you best of luck, don’t give up, as I have been calling them everyday since April 28th, you will get through. Thank you.

      1. I ran out on April 11th. I received an email today to certify for benefits. Looks like they are automatically doing it.

        1. I just clicked on your phone number link, got through and they don’t have any info for me. They told me to call the 5616 number on Monday. I kept this one on the phone and gave her the whole long story. Once again… kick rocks.

        2. Hi Jer, there must be an issue with your UI online that requires the EDD specialist to extend 13 weeks. The EDD representative was able to open my claims to certifym Sorry to hear. Below is the prompt number to press to get to the EDD EDD representative. Good luck tmrw!
          On the prompt by typing in the number 1, 6, 7, 3. So, let the automatic voice talk then type 1, after the voice talks select 6, then 7, and 3. If you don’t do this, it will hung up on you. Tel: 1800-300-5616

        3. Hi Ginger, when your balance reached zero, did you get a message saying that no extended benefits were available to you? My balance just ran out on April 25th and I just got a message saying that no extended benefits are available to me. Now I am wondering if I should call or just wait and see. Thank you.

        4. Im in CA and I ran out of my benefits on March 14 with no money and I received no email notice to give me some hope. Ive contacted EDD by email and Ive been told there is NO extension. I thought if we have exhausted our benefits, it would think our claims would be filed automatically during the crisis. Can someone tell me what I can do?

          Thank you

        1. Hi I exhausted my benefits in February and the same thing no one answers or responds. I sent letter to one of the senators in california.

        2. @ Francisco: is your unemployment period when you exhausted between the dates on bullet point #1. if it is before Feb 2nd, you might not qualified. However, you will qualified if you had an job offer but was laid off due to cov19. Then you can call EDD @ 833-978-2511 (M-S from 8 to 8 pm PST) to file for the PEUC benefits. Hopefully, this is helpful.

          Unfortunately, the complex web of eligibility requirements established by the federal government makes this very challenging for impacted workers looking for immediate financial help. To help navigate the mandated requirements, the EDD provides the following guidance to assist workers. It all depends on when you exhausted your benefits, and when your benefit year expires.

          1. If you received your last benefit payment for weeks you spent unemployed between February 2 and March 21, but are still within the one year that your claim is good for, you could be eligible for PUA benefits for the weeks you are eligible for between February 2, 2020 and March 28, 2020.

          While you will not be able to apply for PUA through UI Online, the EDD will send you a Notice of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Award and a separate document you’ll need to complete to give EDD additional details that we don’t already have from you to meet PUA requirements. Watch for further updates soon.

          2. If you received your last benefit payment for weeks you spent unemployed on or after March 21 and are still within your benefit year, you will not meet federal requirements for PUA. But the EDD will automatically file an extension claim for you as soon as it’s available since we will already have your information needed. You will receive a notice from EDD when that claim has been filed and when you can certify for PEUC benefit payments.

          3. If you ran out of benefits before February 2 and are still within your benefit year, you most likely will not be eligible for PUA because you have to verify your unemployment is a direct result of the pandemic. However, you may be eligible for the new federal 13-week extension. The EDD will notify you of how to apply as soon as further details are available.

          4. If you have run out of your benefits AND your benefit year has expired, you are encouraged to reapply for benefits through UI Online. Based on the information you provide, the EDD will determine if you qualify for a new regular UI claim based on wage data or a PUA claim.
          5. If you are unable to collect regular UI benefits due to a disqualification (such as you voluntarily quit, were fired or discharged from your employer), or you are serving a false statement penalty from a past claim, you could be eligible for PUA benefits. As with group one above, you will receive a Notice of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Award and a separate document you’ll need to complete to give the EDD additional details that we don’t already have from you to meet PUA requirements. Watch for further updates soon.

      2. Hi,

        I called the phone number you mentioned and the guy I spoke with did not do anything for me. All he told me was to wait for new updates on EDD site and hopefully soon I may be able to get an extension or possibly get it automatically. Yet, he didn’t seem to be sure about anything he was saying or when I can see any payment coming my way. I am so worried and scared, my benefit exhausted on March 2020 and no money since and all I can do is pray that it all works out for me soon.

        1. I would call again, shared with them you need to apply for the PUA and you are looking for the 13 weeks extension, if he can process the claim for yeah, as one of your colleague had the representative did it. I would call back until you get someone who is seasoned. As I got this done on Sunday AM @ 8 am, the Representative was so efficient and solve my problem. It was really nice to get funds to pay rent. I wouldn’t wait and not sure how long will EDD get the system updated, in the meanwhile, you are the sitting dock.

      3. Hi Bonnie,

        Just curious, was your benefit period still open, or did it end? My balance is currently zero but my benefit period does not expire until September 2020.

        1. @ Roxanne:

          I have exhausted my EDD benefits on March yth, but the benefit period is opened until August 2020.
          my balance is ZERO. So the only way for you to get the UI online to have weeks open for you to certify, you have to call the EDD Representative to submit the PUA claim, as you qualified under the PUA. I was able to submit March & April claims and got paid today for it. So, you have two choices, if you want to wait until EDD fixes the issue to extend automatically or if you are urgently need to get $$ for the extension. I would recommend you call 1833-978-2511 – open 8 am to 8 PM PST – EDD CA and they process the application for you on line and open the weeks for the certification. Good luck.

          Roxanna says:Monday at 5:26 pm
          Hi Bonnie,

          Just curious, was your benefit period still open, or did it end? My balance is currently zero but my benefit period does not expire until September 2020.

      4. Hi Bonnie,
        Thanks a lot for the information. When you got through, besides the $600 PUA, they only give you $167 instead of $450 for the extended benefits? I was paid $450 weekly before the $ run out, and I read from the news that we should get paid the amount we were regularly paid under the UI program…so just curious why it was reduced to $167…Thanks a lot!

    2. This is good news for us who are still waiting for the Exhausted benefits extension…Hoping we they gonna process asap!!!

    3. Hi Jer, there must be an issue with your UI online that requires the EDD specialist to extend 13 weeks. The EDD representative was able to open my claims to certifym Sorry to hear. Below is the prompt number to press to get to the EDD EDD representative. Good luck tmrw!
      On the prompt by typing in the number 1, 6, 7, 3. So, let the automatic voice talk then type 1, after the voice talks select 6, then 7, and 3. If you don’t do this, it will hung up on you. Tel: 1800-300-5616

  46. I worked here in California last Dec.3 and my Company already lockdown last March 2020 related of the Covid-19..but then I apply EDD here in California but then I’m not qualified..In my last 18 months I worked in Alaska but then my Unemployment is already Exhausted in the month of last week of November 2019…Their advice in Alaska is file and file until they gonna process the Exhausted Unemployment..My question is Am I qualify for the Exhausted Unemployment and if so when they gonna start give the Exhausted Unemployment..

  47. Hello everyone with the same problem I have. Make that, had. I just got through to EDD. They finally have guidelines to except PUA Applications. This has to be done with them calling you. The tricky part is getting through to them in the first place but, once you do, they will take your information and supposedly call you back, to take your application over the phone, within 72 hours. Best of luck.

    1. I just got off the phone with them and gave my name for the list and they said it will take a week for them to get back to you. I’m so worried because I have so many bills due.

  48. Hi ,
    Just wanted to give an update that I received from calling the senates office this morning . Regarding California unemployment 13 week extension
    I’m just going to copy and paste from the email they sent me at 4:45 pm today

    Workers who have exhausted all available unemployment benefits

    The EDD has a dedicated team working to build the new 13-week federal extension of benefits established in the federal CARES Act called the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). Some workers who have run out of all of their available benefits will be eligible for this extension, while others may qualify for the new PUA program.

    Unfortunately, the complex web of eligibility requirements established by the federal government makes this very challenging for impacted workers looking for immediate financial help. To help navigate the mandated requirements, the EDD provides the following guidance to assist workers. It all depends on when you exhausted your benefits, and when your benefit year expires.

    1. If you received your last benefit payment for weeks you spent unemployed between February 2 and March 21, but are still within the one year that your claim is good for, you could be eligible for PUA benefits for the weeks you are eligible for between February 2, 2020 and March 28, 2020.

    While you will not be able to apply for PUA through UI Online, the EDD will send you a Notice of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Award and a separate document you’ll need to complete to give EDD additional details that we don’t already have from you to meet PUA requirements. Watch for further updates soon.

    2. If you received your last benefit payment for weeks you spent unemployed on or after March 21 and are still within your benefit year, you will not meet federal requirements for PUA. But the EDD will automatically file an extension claim for you as soon as it’s available since we will already have your information needed. You will receive a notice from EDD when that claim has been filed and when you can certify for PEUC benefit payments.

    3. If you ran out of benefits before February 2 and are still within your benefit year, you most likely will not be eligible for PUA because you have to verify your unemployment is a direct result of the pandemic. However, you may be eligible for the new federal 13-week extension. The EDD will notify you of how to apply as soon as further details are available.

    4. If you have run out of your benefits AND your benefit year has expired, you are encouraged to reapply for benefits through UI Online. Based on the information you provide, the EDD will determine if you qualify for a new regular UI claim based on wage data or a PUA claim.
    5. If you are unable to collect regular UI benefits due to a disqualification (such as you voluntarily quit, were fired or discharged from your employer), or you are serving a false statement penalty from a past claim, you could be eligible for PUA benefits. As with group one above, you will receive a Notice of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Award and a separate document you’ll need to complete to give the EDD additional details that we don’t already have from you to meet PUA requirements. Watch for further updates soon.

    Hope this helps

    1. Thanks for that info. So far this is the most descriptive and informative bit of information I’ve seen on this debacle.

      1. Jer D,
        Of course. Please post if you here anything more.
        Toni Duran
        District Representative | 39th Senate District
        Office of Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins
        She was so very helpful and emailed me shortly after my initial call this morning.

        1. When is this supposed to happen? My last regular UI payment was 4/14. I finally got hold of a live person who could not answer my question on the 13 week extension. She said I would get a call back in 24-48 hours. That was 4 days ago. So, they’ve ramped up their call center so they can lie? What a travesty. Does ANYONE have any accurate and truthful answers on this 13- week extension??? I’m about ready to scream!!

    2. Hi Janina,
      Thank you very much for those valuable an clear information. If you receive any news regarding to the new 13 weeks extension. Please post it. Much appreciate for your kindness.

    3. Hello, I have been trying to submit a claim for a month plus. My original claim cannot be reinstated until May 16 this year, therefore it has not allowed me to do an extension. what do I do. Can I file a new claim for the Cares Act. And my biggest question is where can I find an application on the internet to do so. How will someone contact me of this nature. Thank you

      1. Hi. How do I read your whole response? It only shows the first 1/2
        Thanks

    4. I just watched the interview with Julie Su, and it’s amazing that in a 20 minute interview, she still danced around the question. She never gave an answer for folks that have an open claim /exhausted Benefits after 3/29/20. It appears as though she’s not aware of the info that you posted. Totally incompetent.

    5. Hi Janina,
      I am so worried. I received my last benefits payment on February 9th. Although I may qualify for the PUA, how will I apply? In the email it is mentioned that we might receive a Notice of Pandemic Assistance Award. How will they know to generate that email to me and is there any confirmation that I will get it? I feel like a sitting duck. I was also placed on a call list for my case to which they said they will call me in about a week from an unknown or private number.

      If eligible for PUA benefits, will that automatically grant us the 39 weeks from PUA or only the 13 week extension that is not yet in effect?

      I don’t know what to do or what the next steps to take are.
      I did find a job at an event rentals company on February 14th but that was short lived because they are now closed until further notice because everybody started cancelling their parties and events. I worked a total of 3 days and was promised 40 hours a week. I then was paid in a Zelle transfer for those days. Will this cause any issues?

    6. Hi Janina,
      Thanks a lot for this helpful information. Yet I don’t quite understand the part “1. If you received your last benefit payment for weeks you spent unemployed between February 2 and March 21, but are still within the one year that your claim is good for, you could be eligible for PUA benefits for the weeks you are eligible for between February 2, 2020 and March 28, 2020. “. Besides the PUA benefits between Feb 2 and March 28, are these people eligible to the PUA benefits all the way till the end of July? Are they eligible to the extended UI benefits payment? If people who run out their benefits in Feb are eligible to the extension, there should be no reason that people who run out their benefits between Feb 2 and March 21 are not…
      Thanks a lot!

  49. I live is California. I also have exhausted my UI benefits, but claim is active until 10/2020 therefore I cannot reopen a claim or file a new claim. I was on the phone for 3 days, finally got in the cue, waited on phone for 2.5 hours, but I did speak to someone with EDD. I qualify for the 13 week extension, I don’t have to do anything else, my name was placed on a list. Apparently, even though we qualify for the extension, it is not operational as of 4/29/2020. My only hope is that it “kicks in” soon. Good luck to everyone here and stay safe.

    1. Hi Mandy,

      My benefit exhausted on 4/15/2020, my claim is active until 10/1/2020. Your name was placed on the list, because you talk to the EDD. How about my name will be on the list or not? or I need to call EDD to put my name on the list? Thank you vey much for your post.

      1. Saying a prayer for all that are suffering from the fall out of COVID19. My prayer is that God will provide in spite of this governmental chaos. The United States needs to get rid of incompetence!!

  50. Extensions do not have anything to do with a zero balance on your original claim. Extensions are issued when the employment rate reaches an all-time high and has nothing to do with your claim being exhausted to zero. These people working at EDD must have been dragged in off the street and thrown in a chair and not given any details of the CARES ACT. They’re doing absolutely nothing to quell the fears of all these people who are suffering because of no money.

    1. Updated today 5/1 on EDD CALIFORNIA
      If you received your last payment for weeks you were unemployed on or after March 21 and are still within your benefit year, we will automatically extend your claim for 13 weeks. We will notify you that we have done that and when you can certify.

  51. I was layed off on March 14 so I immediately did my application for unemployment and yesterday the 27th Of April I finally got approved but I was only paid one week because it was before DeSantis put the waiting week is voided so I had to wait the week and only got paid one week, I didn’t claim my weeks because the portal told me I didn’t have to claim them because DeSantis waved it. But now I find out that didn’t go in affect until March 15th, so one day early. So now I’m inactive and cannot figure out how to reactivate it. Will I be able to claim the next available weeks to come? They will pop up in my portal around the time when I need to file right? I don’t know what to do. This is so scary waited a month and half and only recieved one 275$ payment because it was before the extra government money went into affect. Can I be compensated for the past weeks I stayed unemployed and was entitled to the money and the system incorrectly directed me. Does anyone know what I should do please help

  52. I finally got a response from Ca Edd. I’ve been messaging them twice a day for weeks now. My claim is active until September but I’ve got $0 balance.
    I got $600 tacked onto my final payment and now evidently I can kick rocks.

    This is their response….

    “Your Pandemic Additional Compensation (PAC) was authorized on 041520 for week ending 040420. At this time, no information on when extension are going to be filed. Please continue to visit the Department website for information. Thank You“

  53. I live in California and my benefits were exhausted on April 4. I received one $600 payment on the final check Everything I have read says I should be able to apply for the 13 week extension tue 04/28 when I go to my UI online homepage it does not allow me to file it’s just says you received your maximum benefits no co-vid page nothing anybody else having this problem as well. I read The program is up and running I got hungry kids to. If anybody knows anything please post God bless

    1. The same exact thing is happening to me. Nowhere to apply for the 13-week extension. Great job EDD.

      1. Many of us going thru the same situation … waiting on that 13 week extension is so frustrating. I dont know what else to do but wait. ‍♀️ Good luck every one !

    2. I’m having the same problem! There no way to file a new claim, extend the claim I had or just apply for PUA benefits. I’ve called and called. Finally got into the waiting cue. The on hold music stopped after 30 minutes of waiting. I hung up after an hour cause I wasn’t even sure I was still connected. Really need some help but the is NONE to be had!

    3. I’m in the same boat! Same state, same date my benefits were exhausted, and only received one $600 payment with no information about the 13 week extension. Stressing beyond belief. Fingers are crossed that our State get’s it together asap.

    4. When you log in to your account before it gets to the page that had your claim info and notifications it should give you the option on the left to file or reopen claim and on right manage account. My advice is click button on left file new claim for pandemic UI. I did the same for my husband yesterday and he already has the minimum $167 on there back dated from February, course you have to certify to get those prior dates.

    5. Hi William,
      I am in the same situation as you did in California. I got the additional $600 in my last pay check on 4/4/20. It always showed max. benefit paid now, I don’t know what I need to do. I got approval for the CTB program until August, suppose I got the benefic of the Training Extension (TE). But nothing happen. Do I need to re-apply a new claim for those 13 weeks extended? Thanks.

      1. Soon as the system is up and running to handle the additional claims I assume. Crazy.

  54. OMG I have been on the phone 2 days and the computer. Cant get anyone to help and I just keep going in circles back to the same spot that says Ive exhausted my benefits, the end My benefits ran out the exact same day.

  55. I recently applied for the pua in Colorado but it would only allow me to apply if I’m out of work because of covid 19 but ive been out of work since Sept of 2019 and exausted my regular Ui. Now the job is disputing it because I wasnt let go because of the virus. I didn’t know how else to apply but I notaded I had exausted my benefits and was filing for an extention. Now I may be turned down because of this. How am I supposed to get a regular extention. It says I was supposed to apply how I did and I waited all the way till the 28th to be able to even apply. I’m lost and can’t get a straight answer

  56. I made a mistake when I filed my PUA UI claim. I’m a Realtor and I misread the Disaster Section Reasons and answered ‘No” and I cannot contact anyone to correct my mistake. Do I have any other options? If i’m denied because of my mistake will I have the opportunity to re-apply?

    1. Where did you locate the area on the EDD website to apply for PUA? I can’t find it anywhere

      1. It is only showing up for people that dont have the one message saying “you have exhausted all benefits at this time until your benefit year ends.” For all the rest of us guess they didn’t think about how to let us apply for PUA :/

      2. There’s no special button for PUI file a normal claim. Read questions carefully click yes to being affected by a disaster covid19, when it asked for your last employer click no employer if you read carefully it says if you wish to list wages and employer then your applying for regular UI, no employer PUI.

    2. File a brand new claim. That’s all there is too it. I did the same thing. I’m in CA though. I messaged and messaged they never responded. File a new claim click disaster and follow all directions for each question as it relates to PUI not UI.

  57. per my reading of post, this was information on the Californian’s whom has exhausted their EDD benefits and requesting on the 13 weeks extension on the PUA guidance, that is eligible to us. We just have to wait until Californian’s EDD work on the on-line to work on this exhausted population.

    “Yes right now the only thing we can do is wait it out. The California labor secretary tweeted early today “For those who have exhausted regular UI and asking about the UI extension. We hear you. It is a top priority and we will have a timeline for you soon” so hopefully the 13 weeks is implemented very very soon.”

    1. What if your benefit year is set to expire in May and they don’t have it up and running? Do those applying for PEUC get the $600?

  58. I live in Memphis and my funds are at 0 but I still did my weekly certification and it accepted it hopefully my 600 will still load

  59. Here in CA…I got through to an actual person on the phone today. I gave my ss# and explained that my claim is open until September and that I’ve got a $0 balance. I asked if I’ll be receiving 13week PAU. I was told in no uncertain terms “I don’t know”. I was told to call the 8-8 number. I explained to the person that that number is for UI online tech assistance. I guess it could be worse. They could be implemented fines on me.

    1. I called the UI online tech assistance phone number! It just plays a message…not even an option to speak with someone. Who are we supposed to contact to get help?? My husband’s last benefit payment for was week ending March 21st, and that exhausted his available funds. But he can’t get a job now! So, it has been over a month since he has been able to bring in any money. What do we do?? I have read that he should get a 13 week extension, but I can see no where to apply for it. He went to our local Social Security office, and they told him to “just reopen his claim.” But there is no option to do that when I log in to his account!

  60. I can’t in touch with unemployment to ask for a extension is it going be automatically continue me to file even if i don’t talk to someone but I’m eligible

  61. Same story here in Ca. Balance went to Zero 4/4/20. I got my first $600 on 4/14/20. UI online says my payments are exhausted and I can’t file a new claim until 9/29/20.

    I’ve messaged EDD daily for weeks and wasted several hours every day on the phones. Nothing but crickets from EDD. Keep in mind we were forced to purchase this insurance. I wish I could’ve just kept my money.

    1. OMG I have been on the phone 2 days and the computer. Cant get anyone to help and I just keep going in circles back to the same spot that says Ive exhausted my benefits, the end My benefits ran out the exact same day.

      1. I got an actual unemployment employee on the phone today that flat out told me that she doesn’t know. She has no information for me.

        A few hours later I got a response from my 32 messages I’ve left over the last couple weeks. The message says they have no plan to implement extensions yet….. Thank you

        1. THAnks I’ve sooken with 2 different reps on the 5615 line since my funds went to 0$ On 4/4/20.

          This rep sounded surprised that I couldn’t click a link simply seal the deal.

          Like I said, I explained in detail to her that my claim is open until September and that my funds were exhausted on 04/04/2019.

          We danced around all the possibilities and probabilities… theories and conjecture until it was just crickoand we both agreed that I’m the one coming up short on funds.

        2. @ Jeri, I would call back again and get another EDD representative that can process PUA clsim so you can certify April and on. 18339782511 EDD.
          My EDD CA was exhausted on March 7th, this am process the PUA claim and ask me questions and was, able to open the weeks for March and April to certify the weeks. Then the new extension claims reset to March 8th to Dec 2019 for 13 weeks of approx 6k. Sorry to say, the EDD Representative didn’t know what to do, the lady in got in the phone process it and took about 20 minutes on the phone. I would try this EDD EDD representative number again, verse the 5616 for the EDD EDD specialist, I had no luck with that number 5616 for 2 months.

        3. @ J Drumm…you have to tell the EDD CA representative to open a new claim for PUA. This week has been very nutty for EDD. I was very luck to get an EDD representative that knows what they are doing. The EDD Representative needs to open the PUA claim for the 13 weeks extension. My was exhausted on March 7th until August 31st. When EDD will create a new cycle for PUA, for mine was from Mar 8 to Dec 2020, until I exhausted the 13 weeks amount. Good luck.

        4. Hi. Bonnie.
          I was also lucky to talk to a real person in Edd today.
          I hold the phone for 40 mins and spoke.
          She got my personal info today and she extended a benefit year but she said Edd will call tomorrow to process For PUA.
          I don’t know what time they call and what questions they ask me.

          Can you share yours with me ?

  62. I live in California. Lost job in September last year and have exhausted my UI on March 14th this year. Log in this early morning, did not see any link or guide to apply for PUA.

    1. I’m in the same situation as you. So much stress! I’ve heard conflicting things about the extension on Facebook groups and EDD reps all seem to have different reposted to the same questions. I hope we get our extensions soon. If not I will be homeless.

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