Additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits will be dispersed starting Sun., says Newsom

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  1. I just read where you will not get the $600 extra pandemic check from unemployment if you filed your unemployment claim prior to March 29 however Governor Newsom ordered a shelter in place on March 20. This just came out in the last couple days that you have to filed on March 29 or later after July 31 that’s not really fair to people that filed earlier because he shut down pretty much the key the state on March 20 the gym I workout clothes on March 20 because of the governors orders so I filed on March 22 it’s not fair to people that filed before March 29 because businesses are already close prior to March 29 why aren’t we allowed to get that after six and a dollars check just like people that filed after us!

  2. That’s not correct. Date of claim is not the factor. The $600/week bonus is only effective for 3/29 to 7/31, due to how the CARES Act (Federal “stimulus” bill) was written (it was enacted on 3/28). People who have active claims during that period will get the Federal bonus, regardless of date of claim (date of filing).

    https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.htm

    “An additional $600 to each PUA weekly benefit amount you may be eligible to receive, as part of the separate CARES Act Pandemic Additional Compensation program. Only the weeks of a claim between March 29 and July 31 are eligible for the extra $600 payments.”

    • Hello JC,
      I am wondering if this is true why does it say “only the weeks of a claim between March 29 and July 31 are eligible for the extra $600 payments”? I am also worried because I filed on the 22nd due to the shelter in place order.

    • Hi Diana – I think this has changed in the last two days and they have extended the window, you should check on the status of your individual claim for those specifics.

  3. Well i cant work do to disability under care of a doctor i cant work right know so where dose that leave people like me that are on edd disability

    • Diana, I am in the same situation. Did you get an answer?
      My doctor put me on disability 3/16, due to underlying health concerns . I ended up contracting the Coronavirus 4/15 and still off work. I have never received the extra $600.???

  4. I am already receiving unemployment benefits, does anyone know if I have to do anything on my end or will the extra payment automatically be applied to my benefits I’m already receiving?

    • You don’t have to do anything…it will automatically be issued every two weeks that you’re eligible.

  5. That’s crap. So they give you extra money now for financial hardship. From experience it doesn’t matter what the reason. It was just as hard a year ago to be unemployed as it is now. Why do they think the regular rate isn’t enough? Well it never was that’s why.

  6. My unemployment ended 4/4/20 I was paid my normal amount no extra and was not given the 13 week extension. I have tried to cal to see what’s going on and the number just hangs up. On the website it says “claimants with claims that week will get an automatic retroactive payment soon” but I have not nor have I received any info on ui online or by phone. I have no clue what to do…

  7. Hi J.C,
    Thank you for clarifying. However, my friend filed UI online before Mar 23 and EDD didn’t have Covid 19 option in the drop down menu when she choose the reason why she lost her job. Now she already received her weekly benefits of week ending of 4/4 without $600. Will she get the PUA retroactive and also the upcoming ones? Because some one said that we need to have the reason of Covid 19 in the application to get the PUA. Not sure how we can figure it out since EDD is overload with phone calls at this time.

  8. I received my weekly benefit amount when I certified April 12th but the extra $600 was not paid. So I’m assuming since that’s when they said they paid them out that people who were on unemployment before March 20th may not get the extra. I’d hope I am wrong. I will update this if I find an extra payment soon.

  9. I received my first payment (debt card) today I filed at the end of March My co workers got the 600 dollars but I didn’t does that mean I’m not qualified?

    • The effective date is for weekending 3/29. I did not receive it for weekending 3/28 either, but I did for 4/04

  10. I filed for two weeks at a time which r the week ending of 3/28 and 4/4, i didnt receive the 600 for the week ending of 4/4. Does any one know if they will add that 600 dollars soon?

  11. My benefit status shows the additional $600, but is not on my benefits card. Is there a certain date that it will be put into account, I live in Indiana

  12. I’ve been on pregnancy disability since 3/6, collecting sdi since 3/14. So does this mean only unemployed get the extra $600 weekly and get more than a sdi person forced to stop working due to health? If so how is that fair?

    • I was put on short term disability for medical. I am assuming that I won’t get extra $600 weekly because there is work available. I just can’t do it. Crisis assistance during a pandemic go figure I ended up having a freaking breakdown. But not officially work injury. Anyone know for sure? For reference, I will qualify for food stamps without it 😟

  13. I am currently receiving unemployment and certifying for continued benefits. I have received the $600 but my regular unemployment benefits have been taken away and now they’re having me reopen a claim that is actively open.

  14. I am already receiving my unemployment. I did get the 600 extra 1 time, but co-workers have been paid this twice already. I totally don’t understand how this works. Mind you I am great full for the 600 I am wondering why they are getting it and I’m not. I also applied a couple days before them.

  15. What if I don’t have an active claim and I ended my benefits in October but now I was laid off because of Covid 19? Can I collect the 600? Thank you

  16. How are these funds being dispersed to the individual. I’m self employed and have never received any help from the government. Do they mail a check? I read somewhere about a card, but I don’t have a card.

  17. Hi I just got injured at work and am worried because I was on unemployment up until Feb 22. started work on 3/19 and now that I’m injured I’m gonna be getting shit for pay on disability and can’t receive unemployment for the extra $600 a week. Does anyone know if that will be available for me as well?

    • Hi, just wondering if you ended up getting the extra $600 while on SDI/PFL?

  18. So why arent sdi getting anything extra. Being put off for fmla and health during this time for workers, cause u have to file a fmla or medical leave to save ur job gets no help?

  19. I’ve been on disability from work since December 12th if I entitled to the $600 a week what paperwork do I need to file to get the $600 a week I get $300 for disability for a week.

  20. Anyone know if people on Disability due to the COVID-19 will receive the extra $600…I received my first check but not the extra $600

    • I was put on short term disability for medical. I am assuming that I won’t get extra $600 weekly because there is work available. I just can’t do it. Crisis assistance during a pandemic go figure I ended up having a freaking breakdown. But not officially work injury. Anyone know for sure? For reference, I will qualify for food stamps without it 😟

  21. I applied for disability and I got my payments but didn’t include the extra$600. Do we get the extra$600 with disability?

  22. I’ve been calling Sdi and like everyone else no answers ,I come to believe that we don’t have any extra payments coming we are still employed

  23. No answers about SDI??? Guess we get ignored. Cant walk in, cant call, cant email, google says nothing and neither does this admin. Yay

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