What do you do when you have to fight a powerful and dysfunctional state agency (CAEDD) that doesn’t listen and is not helpful? You need to hire Pershing Square Law to get their attention.
I had sent several letters, made phone calls and visited a local CAEDD branch in person to correct a date on my UI application. I called their office within one day of realizing my mistake on the initial UI benefits application. It took 43 minutes for the phone Rep to update one date on the application, she kept putting me on hold with long periods of dead air, Did she go to lunch? rest room? I followed up the next day with a certified letter listing the same issue needing to be corrected as I had little faith in the EDD Rep that i called. It was never corrected. This caused my claim to be rejected, disqualified me from benefits and they also accused me of making false statements.
If you make a mistake on a date or omit anything, even if you catch it the next day and contact EDD right away; forget it, CAEDD won’t help you. They will not work with you.
But wait, there is more EDD buffoonery to report. Just prior to my appeal hearing with the Judge, I reviewed what information the CAEDD had within my case file and noticed CAEDD had placed 6 claim documents from another person inside my file. CAEDD wins the Bozo award of 2019.
They hope you will give up so they don’t have to pay out the claim. Don’t give up, hire Pershing instead and win your case.
Pershing Square Law was with me all the way and offered advice on just what to say. You need professionals and a lot of horse power to set the bozos at the CAEDD straight.