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    Question Denial of Emergency Unemployment After Receiving Extensions

    My question involves unemployment benefits for the state of: CA


    In March 2010 I lost my job and started a nursing program (EDD approved part time unemployment while attending school full-time). I started receiving unemployment in April 2010. I have received several extensions for unemployment and I just received a letter that says:
    "NOTICE OF DETERMINATION FOR EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION"
    "You DO NOT qualify for Emergency Unemployment Compensation on regular claim effective 04/04/2010."
    "You, do not have earnings in excess of 40 times your weekly benefit amount or 1.5 times the highest quarter in the base period of your regular claim effective 04/04/2010."

    I'm wondering if I have any reason to appeal successfully? Can I appeal on the grounds that I would not have been able to make 40 times my weekly benefit amount while in school-of which they approved?

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    Default Re: Denial of Emergency Unemployment After Receiving Extensions

    Claiming, "I was in school, so I wasn't looking for a job," isn't going to work - even if EDD knows you're in classes, should a job opportunity come along that is inconsistent with your class schedule they want you to take the job.

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    Default Re: Denial of Emergency Unemployment After Receiving Extensions

    I never said I wasn't looking for a job. I did the work and put in countless applications, there simply were no job opportunities presented to me.

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    Default Re: Denial of Emergency Unemployment After Receiving Extensions

    Then your enrollment in school made no difference because you would have been unable to meet the earnings requirement even had you not been enrolled in school.

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    Default Re: Denial of Emergency Unemployment After Receiving Extensions

    Emergency Unemployment has NOTHING to do with earnings.

    Emergency Unemployment is from the state and/or federal government and kicks in AFTER your regular UC which is paid into a fund by employers runs out.

    You get 26 weeks of regular UC. Congress authorized money for emergency unemployment and extended unemployment, but that ended months ago. Depending upon the level of unemployment in a state, one could collect 68 weeks or 99 weeks of extended unemployment. That money has run out.

    Obama has asked Congress to authorize more money as part of his jobs bill.

    Emergency UC is though usually state money. You need to appeal the decision and certainly find what it is based upon. Even if there is no money now there could well be money available later, so you'd want to be approved for when it comes in.

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