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EDD workers get threats as frustration grows over unpaid claims
KCRA -Sacramento ^ | 9/19/2013 | Sharokina Shams

Posted on 09/20/2013 3:09:07 PM PDT by Selene

As the number of Californians who are without their regular unemployment payments ballooned this week, people’s frustrations grew. Some have been taking their anger to online forums, while others apparently took it out on employees of the Employment Development Department.

Meanwhile, Levy said that on Thursday, the agency had more than 60,000 backlogged claims that it was processing late as it tries to catch up to tens of thousands of complaints from out-of-work Californians waiting on a payment.

The backlog began over Labor Day weekend, when an internal computer upgrade mistakenly and automatically marked some accounts with a stop-pay flag, Levy said

She added that only a fraction of accounts have been affected, but while that number was 20,000 last week, it multiplied to 90,000 Wednesday, and was down to 60,000 Thursday

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1 posted on 09/20/2013 3:09:07 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Selene

a computer glitch for 3 weeks?

90,000 X say $1000 = $90,000,000


2 posted on 09/20/2013 3:15:37 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Selene; Travis McGee; Kartographer

bump


3 posted on 09/20/2013 3:16:51 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Selene

Bttt


4 posted on 09/20/2013 3:17:40 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Selene

Just wait until government takes over your health care. What could go wrong?


5 posted on 09/20/2013 3:18:07 PM PDT by marron
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To: Selene
Just wait until it hits the EBT cards. The EBT holders do their shopping the last night of the month and loiter with full baskets until midnight when the EBT card has funds on the first of the month. It's going to be a riot if the cards aren't funded. Imagine a riot in every Walmart at midnight. That might be next Tuesday night. Start of the federal fiscal year and first night of the month. Plan accordingly.
6 posted on 09/20/2013 3:19:36 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Selene

Keep ‘em loaded and handy, folks . . here’s an early-days bellwether for an EBT crash.


7 posted on 09/20/2013 3:20:56 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Selene
FEMA Preparing For A Major Event In Region III (No Prob. 386,000 UN Troops to handle. (Posted today)

Cloward & Piven at work.. Meanwhile, Gov. Brown does all he can to force businesses OUT of California while signing into Law Driver's Licenses for illegals, Illegals as jurors, Illegals now allowed to practice Law, etc..

8 posted on 09/20/2013 3:32:19 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Myrddin

I am surprised this situation is even being reported.

Last I read was the CA UI fund was out of money and had borrowed $14 billion from the Feds. Who knows what it’s up to now. Maybe they have been cut off.


9 posted on 09/20/2013 3:41:05 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Myrddin

Just wait until there aren’t enough people working to be taxed for the funds needed to fund those EBT cards. Then what?


10 posted on 09/20/2013 3:42:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Selene
gotta pay that $600MILLION to the illegal welfare RATS somehow...
11 posted on 09/20/2013 3:43:55 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Selene

Did the computer cut them off when their benefits expired? Because as we’ve all been told, the economy is going great and unemployment is not a problem.


12 posted on 09/20/2013 3:44:03 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Myrddin
Imagine a riot in every Walmart at midnight

My wife works at a WMSC...

These folks who shop at Wal-mart for the most part will not riot...They may complain and get loud...

They are mostly sheeple conditioned to obey with little fuss and and will just leave their carts in the aisle and came back when the EBT cards function again...

Now if the EBT cards NEVER function again...all bets are off...

13 posted on 09/20/2013 3:49:34 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: PAR35

“Did the computer cut them off when their benefits expired?”

Or maybe they are cutting off the fraudulent claims by cross referencing to other databases.


14 posted on 09/20/2013 3:49:58 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Selene
The backlog began over Labor Day weekend, when an internal computer upgrade mistakenly and automatically marked some accounts with a stop-pay flag, Levy said.

Any "upgrade" etc. is supposed to be thoroughly tested before implementing. I remember having to spend weekends debugging, or at least resetting a program back to its original state because project leader let the change go through untested because "it was minor".

15 posted on 09/20/2013 3:51:36 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Selene

Californians should expect stuff like this on a regular basis from here on out. Living there is going to be somewhat like living in Greece.

Except that anytime they complain too much, just tell them to pack up and leave.


16 posted on 09/20/2013 4:01:52 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Selene

Whatever you may think of corporations and how they treat their customers, at least you aren’t forced to do business with them like you are with the government. I can refuse to give my money, time or attention to any company that offends me or provides poor service. I don’t have that choice when it comes to a government agency.


17 posted on 09/20/2013 4:03:59 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: Selene

Your numbers are way off. The maximum California benefit per week is $450 for an initial claim. That presumes all of the people filing were at the top pay rate which is not likely. But it is an interesting idea that the computer ‘glitch’ does keep the state from spending money it probably didn’t have at that moment. California though has been running deficits for years playing book keeping games going to make the budget look balanced when it isn’t


18 posted on 09/20/2013 4:26:24 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

People are claiming they have not been paid for a month.


19 posted on 09/20/2013 4:33:11 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Selene

‘The backlog began over Labor Day weekend, ‘ That is not a full month. People forget that there is a one week waiting period in California before unemployment kicks in (more if you got vacation and sick pay as part of your end package). Then you wait another two weeks before your benefits fund. So three weeks is really typical. Either they have never been out of work before or they just thought that some how the money is instantly available which it never has been


20 posted on 09/20/2013 4:37:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Selene
. . . upgrade to legacy computer system caused system to go haywire. . . .

Cellular Reprogramming Picks Up Speed

Wot? Wow! Look at this. We're days away from reprogramming life.. no more aging, no more diseases . . . .

21 posted on 09/20/2013 4:48:00 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Nifster

Time will tell, I guess.

I looked around to see if I could find the fund deficit. It was $10 bil at the end of 2012. Can’t find anything current.

Also, you only have to make $46k/yr to receive the max benefit of $450/wk.


22 posted on 09/20/2013 4:52:53 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Nifster

I have a relative unemployed in Taxifornia, they submitted their clam forms but did not receive their benefits, calling is impossible, they have cut the phone hours to 8am to noon Mon-Thur. If you call at 7:59:59 you immediately receive a message that they are backlogged with calls, good bye. My relative tells me that if he emails EDD with a question it takes a minimum of ten working days to get an answer. My feeling is the same as others have posted, I think Edd is holding calims up do to lack of money, it’s the same game Medicare and insurance companies play.


23 posted on 09/20/2013 5:59:16 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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