If you have filed for unemployment and have not gotten your benefits, you can contact your assembly member.
By Solvang Journal Staff Report/ Solvangjournalnews@gmail.com
The Californa Employment Development Department knowns as EDD is responding to unprocessed unemployment claims dating back to when COVID-19 layoffs began in March.
Since the state issued a stay-at-home order in March as a way to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, the EDD agency has processed more than 7 million unemployment claims, amounting to $37.5 billion over the last three and a half months.
However, some still have yet to receive benefits — even though they filed in March or April.
Christine Hsu is one of them and she filed in March and said she and some of her friends haven’t been able to get any payment nor straight answer from EDD.
If you have filed for unemployment and have not gotten your benefits, you can contact your assembly member. Find out who your assemblymember is here by entering your address. After clicking on the link to your assembly member’s website, go to the contact tab, where you can find options to reach out to your assembly member.