My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: California
I thought I submitted my claim on time and was very worried that the check was not coming. Then a month later I found the envelope with my EDD claim in the papers - it was never mailed. I didn't know what to do, so I mailed it. The reaction from EDD was a phone interview and a coverage denial for 10 weeks. I feel this is not fair because this entire time I was trying to reach EDD by phone, but it was plainly impossible. Also in case I would never find my unmailed envelope I would never see any unemployment money again - this just doesn't seem right. My question is, how should I write my appeal, so it is effective?
The point I am trying to make is that unemployment is insurance, so I am entitled to the coverage and cannot be punished so severely for a silly mistake.
Thanks, your help is appreciated.