Is Approval for Self-Employment Needed EACH Benefit Year?
When I opened my current unemployment claim, because I had reported some contract (self employment) income, California EDD scheduled me for a phone interview. They approved me for self-employment (it's really just piece work). The approval was apparently good for the duration of the claim, because when I later reported small amounts of self-employment income, that did not trigger any questions or phone interviews.
I am coming up on the end of my benefit year. EDD will file a new state claim on my behalf, that will get rejected (I do not have enough w-2 earnings to qualify), and I should go back on the federal EUC. At least that is what they told me.
Question: Will I have to have another phone interview to again approve self-employment for a NEW benefit year? I do not have any self-employment income right now, but I am looking for projects. What I am concerned about is if anything I do (like take a 3 day contract office job) triggers a phone interview, the wait to have the interview can take up to six weeks if not longer (which means no unemployment income for a VERY long time).
Or will my 'original' approval for self employment remain in effect
If you've made it this far, thank you for reading! Answers deeply appreciated.