Update for Benefits Affected by New Upgrades
Updated November 8, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
The EDD is working to complete the transition to a new upgraded payment processing system as quickly as possible. We are supplying continual updates on our progress and are providing recommendations to our claimants, including how they can help us expedite this effort with the submission of their certifications for continuing benefits. For more information and updates on the new payment processing system and how it may affect you, visit the New Upgrades for the UI System page.
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Replacement of your Expired EDD Debit CardSM
Three years ago in December 2010, SDI customers started receiving the EDD Debit CardSM for benefit payments. Since the card is only valid for three years from the date it was issued, cards will start expiring in December 2013 (the expiration date is on the front of the card).
If your card is set to expire, a new card may or may not be automatically issued to you depending on your circumstances:
- You WILL receive a new card if there has been financial activity in the last six months OR you have a card balance of $20.00 or more.
- You WILL NOT receive a new card if there has been no financial activity in the last six months AND you have a card balance of $19.99 or less.
For more information about expired debit cards, visit the EDD Debit CardSM page.
News and Announcements
- New Developments on Federal Unemployment Extensions (Updated December 11, 2013)
- EDD Debit CardSM Information (Updated, December 5, 2013)
- The Bishop Workforce Services Office Closed Effective Wednesday, November 27, 2013
- Attention Eligible Training Providers: Effective December 2, 2013, all new and existing eligible training providers must self-register in CalJOBSSM (Updated December 2, 2013)
- Phishing Scam Alert: Request to File for Unemployment Benefits
- California’s nonfarm payroll jobs increase by 39,800 in October; Unemployment rate decreases to 8.7 percent in September, unchanged in October
- More than 222,000 Californians face loss of federal unemployment extension benefits at the end of the year; Impacted individuals are advised on additional resources
- 2014 CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year Awards Information
- Important Update: New Upgrades for the Unemployment Insurance System (Updated November 8, 2013)
- Results on EDD efforts to clear Unemployment Insurance processing and payment backlog
- Federal sequestration to end for new unemployment extensions beginning September 29
- Unemployment Insurance customer service center hours being cut; Serious federal underfunding leads to reductions in service hours
- How to avoid common mistakes that can lead to improper payments and penalties in the Unemployment Insurance Program. Learn more about the eligibility and reporting requirements of the UI Program to avoid penalties as a claimant and additional costs as an employer.