CA Must Speed Up Unemployment Claims Processing

Further to our earlier notes on this subject, the state’s Employment Development Department has provided us with information indicating that even in normal times, 20–30% of unemployment claims aren’t paid within 21 days:

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Imagine if the American Red Cross, Bank of America or any other NGO or business took three weeks to respond to requests for service. Not once over that period did California even meet the federal government’s 87% FPP objective. Legislators must insist on prompt payment of unemployment claims and monitor the state’s performance in that regard. You can be sure GFC will continue to do so.

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Lecturer at Stanford University and president of Govern For California

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