State of California
I had my EDD claim interview on Tuesday, April 13th. it felt as if everything went according to plan, and I didn't get any overt sense that I would be denied. Of course, that means nothing, since I m not a part of the claim determination process.
My issue is this: I assumed that I was not supposed to send in the initial claim form they had sent me until I had been approved. So, 6 business days later, Wed., April 21st, i sent in the completed claim form. It is now Saturday April 24th, and I have not received any mail approving or denying my claim.
Question #1: If they deny your benefits, they tell you by mail generally within 7 - 10 business days, correct?
Question #2: If they approve your claim, they send you your first payment, provided you have already sent in your claim form, correct?
Question #3: If they have yet to receive the initial claim form (see my above scenario), but have approved your claim, do they still inform you by mail to say that your claim has been approved? Or, do they silently approve it and await receipt of the claim form before issuing a check?
Basically, my hunch for why they haven't sent me anything is that I took a long time getting them the claim form, and I assume that, since 9 business days have passed, then if they were to deny me I would have most likely received a letter in the mail saying so.
thanks for any input about the actual process,