My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California
Hello and thanks for reading my post. I recently applied for and was denied State of California Disability Insurance
from the EDD. The reason they listed was:
"You had withdrawn from the labor market prior to the date you became disabled because you were not working nor seeking work. Therefore, you are not suffering a loss of wages due to your disability."
It is true that I resigned from my job in July of 2011 and have been unemployed since (but actively searching). According to the EDD's eligibility requirements, one doesn't have to be employed to receive DI benefits as long as they were actively looking for work at the time the disability occurred. I supplied them with sufficient information to prove that I was actively seeking work at the time my Doctor told me he wanted to put me on temporary disability (90 days).
Should I file an appeal?
Your expert advice and guidance would be most appreciated!