Now I don't know what really happend here, but I think you would have to agree that it was probably #2.
Hope this helps.
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After my interview with EDD do they interview my past employer next?
A: They could interview the employer first or last, or more than once.
Is it just up to EDD to make the decision from here out?
A: EDD will make a decision, and then the adverse party has an opportunity to request a hearing with an administrative law judge.
The fact that so much time has past, weighs heavily in your favor, because it means that she didn't contest your benefits when they were first awarded. EDD wants to see if you pulled a fast one when you first filed the claim. Your claim was valid if your employer couldn't pay you any more, because you're not expected to work for free.
You previously wrote: I said the reason I was laid off was because there was lack of work & revenue coming in to pay me.
People always want to tell their story. When they do, they almost always put their foot in it. If you deviate from your original filing reason, and start to explain a convoluted story of why you were laid off, you will be providing EDD with evidence to deny your claim.
You can offer whatever story or evidence you wish to try to defend yourself, however if it were me, I would stick to my original statement, and that's all I would offer.
It's been a year, so maybe you don't remember what happend very well at this point. Maybe your memory isn't exactly accurate. Maybe your employer's memory isn't so good either.
But, whatever you originalyl claimed -- that's in the EDD record, so if you go off course from that, and start telling your story like you remember it from yesterday, you could be risking some very big trouble.
Best of luck.
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