Coming April 28th  

Employment Development Dept



Good News! We have been pushing the State to devote more personnel and funding to ensure that those economically affected by the coronavirus crisis have access to the Federal and State unemployment benefits they’ve earned.

The Employment Development Department (EDD) will launch a new call center on Monday that will operate 7 days a week from 8:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M. Those of you who have been struggling to get ahold of this department regarding questions with your UI benefits, these extended hours should help ensure that there’s a staff member available to answer your call.

Additionally for those who do not normally qualify for UI benefits, a 
Pandemic Unemployment Insurance (PUA) program has been set up to help: 

Governor Newsom recently announced that this program will be operational Tuesday, April 28th. PUA benefits will be issued within 24-48 hours – not the traditional 21 days for regular UI claims.

As always, my office remains committed to serving you. If you have any questions or concerns about this issue or any other, please feel free to contact my office at (760) 244-5277 or by email at 

It is an honor to represent you.