Is anybody getting through to unemployment?

There is no assured way to get through to an EDD representative. Here’s what the office of Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, advises constituents: The EDD phone numbers, 1-833-978-2511 or 1-800-300-5616, go to the same center. They operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PDT.

What’s the best time to call unemployment?

Avoid calling on Mondays and Tuesdays. These are the highest call volume days and you’re more likely to get through Wednesday or Thursday. Try calling after 4 p.m.

How can I get in touch with Illinois unemployment?

For Unemployment Insurance inquiries, including questions about claims, certification, and Direct Deposit, or to certify for benefits online, please visit our website or call Claimant Services to speak to a representative at 1-800-244-5631 (TTY 1-866-322-8357).

How do I speak to a live person at IDES?

Call IDES Customer Service Center at 800-244-5631 for questions around your claim.

How do I talk to a live person at EDD Unemployment 2020?

To contact a DI representative, use the DI Automated Phone Information System: English: 1-800-480-3287. Spanish: 1-866-658-8846.

What phone number is 800 244-5631?

Key Contact Information
Who To CallPhone Number
Claimant Services Center(800) 244-5631
Benefit Payment Control(800) 814-0513
Employer Services Center(800) 247-4984
IllinoisJobLink.com Help Desk(877) 342-7533

How long does it take for IDES to call back?

For those with issues that aren’t simple, the average wait time for help is four weeks – a month – just for the state to respond to a call for help. How many phone numbers are sitting in the IDES callback queue? The total is 155,765 as of our last filled public records request from late February.

Why is PA unemployment phone busy?

Information. Have you been calling the UC Service Center for hours or days about your unemployment claim without getting past a busy signal? It’s not that your phone (or their phone) is broken. It is that the State does not have enough staff to answer the phone.

Is there a waiting week for unemployment in Illinois 2021?

Through an executive order from Governor Pritzker, the waiting week for claimants was entirely waived. This change allows a claimant to receive two weeks of benefits, rather than the usual one week of benefits as their first payment.

Can you get back pay for unemployment in Illinois?

They can be paid retroactively for any weeks that they certified for that ended prior to September 5, 2021.

Is Pua coming back?

For those receiving UI benefits under the PUA and PEUC programs you should continue certifying weekly as payments will be made retroactively once the final bill is approved.
States Ending Unemployment EarlyPrograms EndingTermination Date
New Hampshire$300 FPUC, PUA, PEUC, MEUCJune 19th, 2021
Jan 3, 2022

Is Illinois extending unemployment benefits?

IDES has confirmed that Illinois claimants will keep ALL eligible pandemic unemployment benefits, including the extra $300 weekly payment, until the current program end date which would be the week ending September 4th, 2021.

How do I backdate my Illinois Pua?

If you were unable to file your claim because of capacity or system limitations, you will have an opportunity to discuss backdating your claim with a representative by calling 800-244-5631.

What disqualifies you from unemployment in Illinois?

There are several ways you can be disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits in Illinois: You quit your job without good cause. You were fired due to misconduct connected to your work. You did not have a good reason to apply for Illinois unemployment or did not accept a suitable job offered to you.

How do I know if my unemployment was approved in Illinois?

After you’ve submitted an application, you’ll get a letter in the mail telling you if you’ve been approved, how much you’re eligible to receive, a debit card (unless you opted for direct deposit) and a certification date. Don’t forget to certify.

How do I backdate unemployment IDES online?

Visit Ask EDD to request to backdate your claim if you think it has the wrong start date. Select Unemployment Insurance Benefits, then Claim Questions, then Backdate the Effective Date of my UI Claim Due to COVID-19. In your UI Online account, select Contact Us to request a change.

What does pending issues mean for Pua Illinois?

Advice/Tips: If your determination of eligibility still says the status is “pending ? they haven’t approved your certification yet. Meaning they haven’t sent out any payments.

Will Pua unemployment be extended?

Though Congress has made no moves to extend pandemic UI, some advocates have suggested those on PUA and PEUC continue to certify in the event the programs are renewed, as they have been in the past.

Why is EDD taking so long?

Due to the unprecedented increase in claims during the pandemic, including the rise in new claims after the end of the benefit year, the Department is now scheduled weeks out for eligibility interviews with some claimants.