First up is the EDD ? What is it ?
The Employment Development Department (EDD) offers a wide variety of services to millions of Californians under Unemployment Insurance (UI), State Disability Insurance (SDI), workforce investment (Jobs and Training), and Labor Market Information programs. As the state's largest tax collection agency, the EDD also handles the audit and collection of payroll taxes and maintains employment records for more than 17 million California workers.
One of the largest state departments, the EDD has employees located at hundreds of service locations throughout California who provide many important services to millions each year, including:
- Assisting employers with their labor needs.
- Helping job seekers obtain employment.
- Administering the federally-funded workforce investment programs for adults, dislocated workers, and youth.
- Assisting disadvantaged recipients in becoming self-sufficient.
- Helping unemployed and disabled workers through the administration of the UI and SDI programs.
- Supporting state activities and benefit programs by collecting and administering employment-related taxes (UI, SDI, Employment Training Tax, and Personal Income Tax withholding).
Now what is UI and trust me its way better than UTI :P
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements. If you have become unemployed, you may file a UI claim. You may be eligible for UI benefits if you meet all eligibility requirements. After you have filed a claim, you must continue to certify for benefits and meet eligibility requirements in order for the EDD to pay you benefits. Use the information below to access unemployment related services and information.
Remember these are services for benefit to you!!!
Utilize them properly