Hundreds of Californians to Pay Back Unemployment Benefits!

Hundreds of people may need to pay back their unemployment benefits in California! 

California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) mailed notices at the beginning of November to roughly 900,000 people who have claimed the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits.

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This is a federal requirement.

Failure to submit proper documentation could result in having to pay back benefits.

The PUA benefits were made available at the start of the pandemic to those who did not qualify for traditional unemployment.

Notices were sent to claimants via both email and regular mail.

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If you receive one of these notices, you may have to submit the following requirements:

  • Federal tax return
  • State tax return
  • W-2
  • Pay stub
  • Payroll history
  • Banking receipts
  • Business records
  • Contracts
  • Invoices
  • Documents that proof 2019 income

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According to the Employment Development Department website, claimants have 21 days from the time they receive their notice to submit the required documents.

Your documents can be submitted by mail or online using the Unemployment Insurance Online Account.

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If you’d prefer to mail your documents, send them to:

Employment Development Department
PUA 2019 Income Verification
PO Box 989726
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9726

If you fail to submit the required documentation within the allotted time frame, you may receive an additional notice from the EDD.

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