My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: CALIFORNIA
(sorry for the long post): I lived in CA forever, then after being laid off moved to Maryland to live with my sister (still received my UI payments). I recently moved BACK to California but had not changed my address yet (just kept forgetting/procrastinating) and my sister would send me a big envelope once a week with all my mail still coming to Maryland address which included my UI continued claim forms. Well now that FedED kicked in, I filled out my first form, included names/contacts etc of where I applied for work (all in CA) and then I received the Notice of Determination stating because I lived in Maryland (they were not aware I moved yet) and Maryland does not have high unemployment, I didn't qualify. I understand that - but now I am filling out the "Appeal" and plan on giving them my new address and sending along copies of my utility bills and lease agreement of where I live which have my name and new California address. Can anyone please tell me what else to include or how to word the appeal so it will be favorable, and do you think I have a strong grounds in which I will win? I am a single mom, and going without a check really sucks, expecially because I know I qualified otherwise for the full FedED. ONE more question - the Notice of Determination states that I must continue to file my "continued claim forms" and I can not locate any forms to use from CA's EDD website or the gov.org website and I have tried to call EDD numerous times, but can not sit on the phone for an hour only for the call to be disconnected as it was every time.
*** I would be so very grateful if someone/anyone that knows something about this that would be so kind to provide me some assistance with this. Also, does anyone have an estimate of how long the appeal process takes?
Thank you very much to everyone who muddled through this lengthy question(s)...