Untitled design

EDD extends unemployment benefits up to 20 additional days

MICHAEL? >> Reporter: THIS IS AMAZING. THE ULTIMATE IN LOM SIDED EXECUTION. YOU HAVE A WHOLE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT DESERVE THEIR MONEY, ARE WAITING FOR THEIR MIAMI. THEY'RE STANDING IN FOOD LINES. AND THEY CAN'T GET THE MONEY. YET OVER HERE YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO DON'T DESERVE THE MONEY, DOME WANT THE MONEY AND THEY'RE GETTING MONEY. >> I CALLED 76 TIMES IN ONE DAY AND NEVER GOT THROUGH AT ALL. >> I WAS USING SPEED DIAL DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY. >> I TOLD YOU, STORIES OF DESPERATION. >> SINCE MARCH 18, I HAVE NO INCOME. >> MILLIONS OF WORKERS SUDDENLY WITHOUT JOBS. >> I'VE DEPLETED MY LIFE SAVINGS. >> MILLIONS STILL WAITING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. THEN THIS. >> WE DIDN'T KNOW WHY THEY'RE PAYING ME WHEN I'M WORKING FULL TIME. >> FOLKS LIKES LES WILY OF HEYWARD. HE COULDN'T GET EDD TO STOP PAYING BENEFITS EVEN THOUGH HE HAS A FULL-TIME JOB. >> WE'RE JUST TRYING TO RETURN THE MONEY. >> THEY'VE BEEN TRYING FOR MONTHS TO GET MONEY BACK. EDD GAVE HIM BY MISTAKE. INSTEAD, THEY GAVE HIM MORE MONEY. >> I DON'T NEED IT AND THEY KEEP ADDING TO IT AND ADDING TO IT AND ADDING TO IT. >> HE'S PAINFULLY AWARE HOW MANY WORKERS CAN'T GET THEIR BENEFITS WHILE HE SITS ON A MINI PILE OF RICHES. >> THEY HAVE TREASURE CHEST HIDDEN IN MY BACKYARD. >> I DON'T WANT TO TOUCH IT BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BE ACCUSED OF FRAUD. >> THE FACTORY CLOSED. THREE DAYS LATER, SHE WAS ALLOWED TO REOPEN AS ESSENTIAL. >> I WENT BACK TO WORK. >> HE STOPPED CLAIMING UNEMPLOYMENT. SO HE WAS SURPRISED WHEN THEY SENT HIM A DENIAL CARD. EVEN MORE SURPRISED WHEN HE SAW WHAT WAS ON IT. >> THE BALANCE WAS 4100. I ALMOST FELL OUT OF MY — >> IT WAS THE KIND OF MONEY THAT ACTUAL UNEMPLOYED WORKERS COULD ONLY DREAM OF. AND IT DIDN'T STOP THERE. >> HE CALLED THE NUMBER ON THE BACK OF THE BANK CARD. 6,200. >> HE TRIED CALLING, EMAILING, HE EVEN SENT A CERTIFIED LETTER SAYING STOP THESE PATIENTS. NO RESPONSE. THEY CONTACTED 7 ON YOUR SIDE AND WE TRIED TO GET ANSWERS. EDD WOULD ONLY SAY SOME WORKERS WERE AUTOMATICALLY RECERTIFIED FOR BENEFITS TO SPEED UP THE CLAIMS PROCESS. WHICH IT DID FOR THE WRONG GUY. >> WE'RE JUST SORRY THAT THOSE THAT NEED IT CAN'T GET IT. THOSE THAT ARE GETTING IT DON'T WANT IT. >> LOOK, IF YOU'VE RECEIVED A CHECK YOU DON'T DESERVE, BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL. EVENTUALLY, EDD WILL GET ITS ACT TOGETHER. THEY'LL WANT THE MONEY BACK SO YOU'D BETTER HAVE IT. IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL CONCERNS, KEEP WATCHING US. WE'RE KEEPING