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Old 02-19-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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I am lost on how extensions and claims work since this is my first time on EDD.

Worked job A: 15 years, full time, laid off March 2012

Worked Job B: part-time seasonal, laid off April 2012
Open EDD claim 3/2012, paid $450 per week.

Returned to Job B: part-time/seasonal November 2012, laid off April 2013
Claim forms are still continuing, yes I am reporting part-time income

Began Job C: full time and daily OT, laid off October 2013 after 2 months due to budget cuts
Opened new EDD claim online 10/2013- received claim forms for $450 a week

Top of recent claim paper says:
CLAIM EXPIRES 4-5-14
Balance is $93.00

This last continued claim form only had one week available to fill out, the second week section had x's all over it. I tried email them last week, no response and cannot get through on the telephone (seems their hours are now 8-12 pm, M-F).

Here is the question:
Do I need to file for an extension?
Is there such things as extensions anymore?
Is my claim a new (recent) on or carried over from 2012?
Is there any options I am not finding out (I have been reading these forums for 5 days now)?

Any explanation or help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Top of recent claim paper says:
CLAIM EXPIRES 4-5-14
Balance is $93.00

This last continued claim form only had one week available to fill out, the second week section had x's all over it.

Here is the question:
Do I need to file for an extension?
Is there such things as extensions anymore?
Is my claim a new (recent) on or carried over from 2012?
Is there any options I am not finding out (I have been reading these forums for 5 days now)?
You received xx'd out form because benefits for the claim expiring 4-5-2014 are exhausted with the payment of $93.

Answers:
1. You need to file for a new claim. You can do this as early as 3-30-2014.
2. No. Congress has not extended federal benefits.
3. New claim established 4-7-2013, expiring 4-5-2014.
4. You need to file for a new claim. You can do this as early as 3-30-2014.

You didn't open a "new" claim in October 2013. You reopened an existing second claim which had been established in 4/2013 when your 2012 claim expired, also at $450 week. Benefit was still very high because of LAG earnings from the 2012 claim. Balance remaining on that 2013 claim is $93 - that claim expires 4-5-2014.

Because you worked for two months ending October 2013, you will have new claim eligibility on 4-5-2014. Actually, you could apply for a new claim as early as March 30, 2014, if you wish.

New claim will be based on whatever remains in your LAG from the 2013 claim - plus your new earnings through October 2013.

Benefits should resume beginning weeks ending 4/12 and 4/19.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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Thank you so so much!!!

I have a couple of more if you can help:

1. I can file online a "new claim" as early as 3-30-14, why this date? Is it not based on the day I was laid off (Oct. 2013)?

2. Will it affect my reporting income calendar since I am filing so late (march 2014) instead right when I was laid off 10/13?

3. What happened to claim I filed 10/13? Does it get "tossed" since it seems it re-opened an existing claim?

4. Will my amount be back to the maximum of $450 or so low that I shouldn't even bother? (my combined income for both Jobs B & C for 2013 was $7,200 plus $450 a week from unemployment)

5. What will be the income months/period I report on the new claim? (I looked at the calendar on EDD but I am not understanding the months because they do not have years)

6. On the new claim, do you I also include unemployment as a job and source of income?

7. What happens if I file today instead of waiting until the end of March (considering rent is due and mostly likely I may be evicted by then)

8. What does "LAG" mean in your last sentence?

9. Will I be receiving any kind of letter stating my options, updates or that my edd has ended? I never received anything either back in 10/13 when I was last laid off, the claim form just showed up.

10. When the form asks if I have applied for unemployment, do I list my original date of 3/2012 and my re-opening of existing claim on 10/13 or just the first one since technically this one would be for 10/13?

11. Shot in the dark... what are the odds extension will be returning for California?

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Old 02-20-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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1. I can file online a "new claim" as early as 3-30-14, why this date? Is it not based on the day I was laid off (Oct. 2013)?
No. Oct. 2013 has NOTHING to do with it, as I said.
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You didn't open a "new" claim in October 2013. You reopened an existing second claim which had been established in 4/2013 when your 2012 claim expired,
You were told:
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CLAIM EXPIRES 4-5-14
CA encourages filing for a new claim one week prior to your benefit year-end - which is:
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Originally Posted by sports247247 View Post
CLAIM EXPIRES 4-5-14
to avoid a delay in benefits. CA will still establish the new claim effective 4-6-14.

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2. Will it affect my reporting income calendar since I am filing so late (march 2014) instead right when I was laid off 10/13?
No. CA does not base its benefits on what YOU report. It calculates benefits on what appears in the CA earnings database. You are NOT filing "late." It would have been impossible for you to file a new claim Oct. 2013 because your 4/2013, established at the bye of your 2012 claim, claim had not yet expired.

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3. What happened to claim I filed 10/13? Does it get "tossed" since it seems it re-opened an existing claim?
You never had a new claim, as I told you in my first response, here:
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You didn't open a "new" claim in October 2013. You reopened an existing second claim which had been established in 4/2013 when your 2012 claim expired,
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4. Will my amount be back to the maximum of $450 or so low that I shouldn't even bother? (my combined income for both Jobs B & C for 2013 was $7,200 plus $450 a week from unemployment)
Unemployment benefits are NOT earnings. Your benefits are based whatever was not used from Job B for the 2013 claim (LAG) - plus your Job C earnings.

No, you won't get $450/wk.

CA bases weekly benefit on high quarter earnings. CA then totals your base year earnings - LAG, plus Job C. CA then divides total earnings by 50%, for your total monetary award, and divides that by WBA to arrive a number of weeks paid.

So, if your high quarter earnings, hypothetically, are $4,000 for quarter ending 9/30, your benefit is $155 for 22 weeks. Using total earnings of $7,000, maximum monetary award would be $3,500 (50% x $7,000). $3,500/$155 = 22wks. CA explains how it calculates benefits, here:

http://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de1275a.pdf


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5. What will be the income months/period I report on the new claim? (I looked at the calendar on EDD but I am not understanding the months because they do not have years)
You don't report anything. You apply for a new claim. CA will do the calculations, as I said above. If your monetary award doesn't include all your earnings through October 2013, call CA.

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6. On the new claim, do you I also include unemployment as a job and source of income?
No. Unemployment benefits are NOT income.

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7. What happens if I file today instead of waiting until the end of March (considering rent is due and mostly likely I may be evicted by then)
CA can't process a claim filed today, as you are too far away from your bye.

CA only allows one claim in a 52-week period.


Earliest you can file is one week before your bye of 4-5-2014.

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8. What does "LAG" mean in your last sentence?
Earnings prior to 4-7-2013 which were not used in the 2013 claim. Your Notice of Award for that claim lists the quarters of earnings used. Whatever you've earned prior to establishment of your 2013 claim not listed in that letter for that 4-7-2013 claim are your LAG earnings.
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The "lag period" is the space of time between the end of the base period of the claim and the effective date of the claim itself.

Miscellaneous MI 15 - Monetary Determinations
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9. Will I be receiving any kind of letter stating my options, updates or that my edd has ended? I never received anything either back in 10/13 when I was last laid off, the claim form just showed up.
You never received anything in 10/13, because CA REOPENED the 4/2013 claim - it did NOT establish a new claim. You resumed benefits on the 4-7-2013 claim, as I said here:
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You didn't open a "new" claim in October 2013. You reopened an existing second claim which had been established in 4/2013 when your 2012 claim expired
CA may send you a letter telling you to refile close to your bye date of 4-5-2014 when benefits from this claim are exhausted. It usually does.

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10. When the form asks if I have applied for unemployment, do I list my original date of 3/2012 and my re-opening of existing claim on 10/13 or just the first one since technically this one would be for 10/13?
Your answer to this Q is - 4-7-2013. There is NO October 2013 claim. Your most recent claim is 4-7-2013.

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11. Shot in the dark... what are the odds extension will be returning for California?
You mean to the entire United States. Chances are very low, at this point. If Congress extends EUC legislation, CA, along with 48 other states, will resume payments. (NC no longer pays EUC at all because it made too substantial a reduction in its state benefits.)

You are fortunate you've worked and have new claim eligibility. At least you'll get something.

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Old 07-15-2014, 09:55 AM
 
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Default Help Interpreting: "exhausted benefits and later claim"

I stopped receiving benefits and tried to refile and got a letter that I should contact the department 1-5 days before 7/19/14 because my benefits are exhausted but I maybe eligible for a "later claim".
Can anyone shed light on what this exactly may entail?
Thanks
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Old 10-02-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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I too just received this type of letter and then I tried to reopen as I read that it was the same as reapply and then got a letter that my benefits from the claim were exhausted. I find this all very confusing, but assume that since there is no longer a federal extension I only get my 26 weeks and even though I am very actively looking but currently remain unemployed my CA UI benefits are over. .??
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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unless you are eligible for a new claim later, yes, your benefits are over.

Do you have a savings, or can you qualify for emergency welfare assitancE??
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