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Old 03-05-2012, 01:23 AM
 
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2 questions if someone could help me out here...

My husband never received an award letter stating approval or an award amount for unemployment benefits. However, he did receive claim forms as well as a debit card with a one week balance on it. Does that mean he's been approved?

I'm not sure how he was even was approved. He quit his last job because it was actually costing us money for him to work there. His former boss even told EDD that he quit. How can that even qualify him?
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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Fill them out and send them in.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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And spend the balance from the debit card, and get direct deposit as soon as possible, that debit card is just one more card taking up space in your wallet.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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My husband never received an award letter stating approval or an award amount for unemployment benefits. However, he did receive claim forms as well as a debit card with a one week balance on it. Does that mean he's been approved?

I'm not sure how he was even was approved. He quit his last job because it was actually costing us money for him to work there. His former boss even told EDD that he quit. How can that even qualify him?
Quitting a job because it was not financially feasible is an acceptable reason for a quit in CA, so it is very possible he was approved. If it turns out he wasn't approved, he should appeal.

A debit card doesn't necessarily mean he's approved. In CA, debit cards are sent out routinely, but absolutely send in the claim forms.

Also, EDD doesn't do direct deposit. All monies are always put on the BofA debit card. Cardholder can set up an automatic transfer to another account, after you do a one-time transfer. Here's a whole thread on the subject. Worth reading.

California EDD debit card


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Old 03-06-2012, 12:00 AM
 
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Thanks for all the fast responses. I never knew you could qualify for benefits any time you choose to leave the company. That's news to us. We definitely never expected to be approved

Time to spend some of that balance on our good friend Mr. Edison
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:20 AM
 
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You didn't get benefits because you chose to leave the company. You chose to leave for a correct reason. If you'd rested your hat on "I didn't like the job," that wouldn't have worked.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I never knew you could qualify for benefits any time you choose to leave the company. That's news to us. We definitely never expected to be approved
Until you receive a monetary determination letter, you have not been approved. As I said above, CA routinely sends out debit cards.

A debit card is not synonymous with approval.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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It's from this that I assume the claimant is approved, and the supporting paperwork just hasn't arrived yet.

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he did receive claim forms as well as a debit card with a one week balance on it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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He just received another 2 week deposit on the debit card followed by a letter stating why he was approved (low income) and that his former employer is appealing the decision.

This was a commission job that started out paying well. He was working 40+ hours a week. When we got his last paycheck and devided the income by 40 hours it came out to $3.50 an hour. Minus tax and gas he was basically working 40 hours a week for free.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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Employer shouldn't win that one. If by some remote chance they do, appeal. Substantial reduction in income is a valid reason for quit.
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