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How long after Web-Certifying does it take to receive benefits?

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February 2, 2012 · 43 comments

it takes 24hrs to download from the system, and 24hrs to transfer to your debt card. A total of 48hrs

My own experience was about three and a half weeks. You’ll get mailed reading materials with information about the program rules and regulations, a notice about your benefit amount, and a continuing claim form. There is a one week waiting period. In my case, my first check came the same day as a separate notice that I was required to have a personal interview at a local service center (about 8 miles away). My interviewer was a really nice guy and I was told the personal interview was by random. Lucky me! Anyway, mine took about 3 1/2 weeks.

The truth…… Nobody knows, and prepare yourself for the most unpredictable, rogue and horrible semi-insurance failed organization. READ above is right since he somehow works for the EDD, but in reality the proper answer would be “Unknown”. Your payment processing could take anywhere between 48hrs. to six months to never. You can survive the EDD’s nightmare if you avoid part time jobs and have at least six months of savings ahead. The EDD is NOT RELIABLE and employs the worst garbage in the human workforce. Good luck, you’ll need plenty of it during these difficult times.


I agree with the above comment. It’s unpredictable. In my own case, I certify on Sunday morning and receive the money in my BofA account on Tuesday morning, unless the prior Monday is a holiday.

As to working part-time … I was advised by an EDD employee at my local One-Stop that if I reported part-time wages, I would be making someone’s job at the EDD more difficult. I guess you have to read between the lines.

I don’t have the same level of anxiety as some do with regard to the EDD’s timeliness only because I have savings. The system is not reliable and it’s not meant to be pleasant or easy – obviously to discourage dependence.


I agree as well – I hope the OP gets their money on time but the last few months have been a crapshoot and unfortunately many people don’t have a safety net. I have not been paid and I have had to pull money out of nowhere to scrape together my rent due to the EDD’s carelessness and non existent customer service.

When do you all that use Web-Cert usually receive your claim forms?

I received my deposit on time, but I have not received a claim form. I’d like to know my remaining balance.

Good question! Its also an unknown. When the system worked and EDD had a full staff, claimants would receive their next claim form (after a deposit) about 1-2 days before next certification.

Now, you may get claim forms on time, or it may be late, or you may never receive it, or you may be told that claim forms have already been sent, but you still don’t receive them. I have experienced ALL of these cases (like many people here) in the past 3 months. LOL


My mailed claim forms aren’t dependable. I use the web-cert because it’s quicker (don’t have to wait for snail mail to deliver my claim). Besides, most of the time my paper claim form comes days after I should file.

Generally, I used to file online Sunday morning and receive money in the B of A account Tuesday morning. Lately, I file Sunday morning and have my money Wednesday morning. That’s only if B of A doesn’t screw up, which they sometimes do. When that happens, it’s another 24-hour delay…

This week, web-cert is not working (I posted a new topic today). Had to file by telephone. I have no idea if I’ll receive my pay “on time” — Tuesday or Wednesday — or not.

I absolutely despise EDD and it’s inherent nonexistence of customer service. I mean, if your website’s down, a page saying “Web service is down, please file by phone” should be in order. They are crooks, Bank of America is a bunch of life-sucking thieves, and as I result I’m leaving the country in two weeks — not to return.

That is, if I get the compensation owed to me. I feel bad for people that have children going hungry as a result of EDD and their mismanagement. A disgusting, crooked organization.


@Jason, I agree with you. I am counting the weeks I am through with this. I can’t even imagine what parents of young children go through.

Good luck with leaving the country! I myself am trying to develop a specific skill set so that I can find a job in another country.

I certified on Tele-Cert like I always do. This time on Monday cuz I totally spaced on Sunday. It is 3am Saturday and I have not received a penny yet. Its a waiting game from Hell.

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