I'm in California and just got a notice that a "Telephone interview has been scheduled for you" and my benefits are on hold until I am "determined eligible and your continued claim form is received."
I also have been receiving unemployment benefits for about six weeks after working for an art print publisher for nine years. I took a freelance job a couple weeks ago. I'm a graphic artist and was contracted to do 12 pieces that would be put on canvas and hung in an office as part of a interior update. I contracted the job for $1080.00 design fees plus printing costs. Fairly easy photoshop work on existing photos. Took me one full day, 8 hrs, for my part. I reported that to EDD and now I have to prove, I suppose, that I'm not scamming anyone before I can have my benefits reinstated. Of course I'm terrified I won't answer a question correctly and I'll be screwed. Calling the office beforehand with my concerns was impossible as I never was able to speak with a real person no matter when or how many times I called. Bottom line, I wait, and with no income at all. Any advice from anyone?