GOOD NEWS: Have you used all your regular EDD benefits and PEUC extension benefits? People who are receiving regular unemployment or Federal-State Extended Duration extension benefits will see those payments as early as Sunday, the EDD said in Thursday’s release. Millions of Californians are due to get $300 a week added to their weekly unemployment payments — but some will get the extra benefit sooner than others. On December 21, 2020, Congress passed legislation which would extend federal unemployment benefits that are set to expire after December 26, 2020. People who meet the eligibility requirements will get a text message from EDD verifying the extension. SACRAMENTO, Calif — A bit of good news for people stuck waiting for days to verify their identity with California's Employment Development Department (EDD). EDD to start paying PUA & PEUC extensions and is implementing the next phase of the benefits this weekend. January 18, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) – State Senate Brian Jones has provided an update from the Employment Development Department (EDD) regarding unemployment benefit extensions and suspended payments due to fraud screening. There’s good news for … EDD is also waiting to hear from the federal government about approval for a sixth week of LWA payments. Daily News Update January 17, 2021 Update: Federal Unemployment Extension. CA California EDD Question - will EDD file NEW claim on your behalf if extensions are not continued?, Unemployment, 51 replies California: Help EDD Determination letter received, but no continue claim forms sent by EDD since August, Unemployment, 2 replies Was on EDD, got a temp work, will EDD pay be affected?, Work and Employment, 1 replies If approved, the final LWA payments would … The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has frozen the accounts of numerous people relying on unemployment benefits to weather the pandemic as it investigates fraud. If signed into law by the President, the Employment Development Department(EDD) cannot implement the new programs until it receives guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) describing how the states will be required to follow the law. EDD Preparing for Extension of Federal CARES Act Unemployment Benefit Provisions ... More News Articles. 01/08/21: According to ABC News EDD said it will let people know by email, text, or mailed notices when they can certify for PUA or PEUC benefits. When claimants run out of heir PEUC extension, EDD will automatically file a FED-ED extension. President-elect Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion unemployment package - American Rescue Plan, which will run until Sep 2021 and include: 1) 6-month of extended federal unemployment benefits of $400/week - this should top-up the current $300/week, 2) Stimulus check for struggling families - the amount is currently …