What should I say to pass my CA unemployment
benefit eligilbilty phone interview
I've already been receiving benefits for a year. The year endend & I was automatically re-applied since I did work a few months in 2009. This happen May 2010 & I immediately started receiving benefits again. Then EDD
sent a notice to my past employer about it & now she's contesting it & said I quit. She hadn't contested the whole year until now. We had a verbal agreement last year before I left that she would lay me off from work allowing me to get unemployment.
The situation started when we had a fight before x-mas 2008. When I showed up for my shift after x-mas she was there & said that I obviously didn't want to work here any more & sent me home. She then took me off the schedule. At this point, I thought I no longer worked there. She then needed knee surgery. She asked me to come back & watch her business while she had surgery & said she would lay me off after. I was fine with that. I've known her 10 years & I knew it would help her out & she was struggling with her business & I was a huge budget cut. So I came back to work. In march she then cut my hrs from 40 to 30. So I applied for partial unemployment then & she fought that & lied saying she did offer me more hrs. So I dropped the claim. Then she started having trouble paying me. One time she was 25 days late!
She then came back to work & we agreed my last day of work would be April 29, 2009. Before I left I asked what to do about unemployment & she said just say you were laid off & as long as she doesn't contest it everything would be fine. So when I filled out the claim I said the reason I was laid off was because there was lack of work & revenue coming in to pay me.
Now there's a list of questions that EDD is planning on asking me this Fri all about why I left/quit my last job & why I put false info on the claim. It's already been confirmed by EDD that my past employer indeed is contesting it.
Help! What do I say. I'm worried about having to pay back all my benefits.