Californians Can Again Apply For Unemployment Benefits After 2-Week Pause
Starting today, Californians who are out of work will be able to once again file for unemployment benefits. The Employment Development Department is set to begin accepting new claims after a two-week "reset period."
Agency officials said they used the pause to catch up and improve technology including:
- speeding up benefits payments
- reducing fraud
- getting through the backlog a little faster.
As of the end of September, more than 1.5 million Californians were waiting for their unemployment checks.
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