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California EDD suspends unemployment payment on 'high risk' claims in effort to fight fraud

Unemployment Benefits
Posted at 8:11 AM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 11:44:02-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KERO) — In an effort to fight fraud, the Employment Development Department has suspended what it's considering "high risk" claims.

The California EDD tweeted over the weekend saying, "As part of ongoing efforts to fight fraud, EDD has suspended payment on claims considered high risk and is informing those affected that their identity will need to be verified starting this week before payments can resume.

The EDD did not provide further information, only saying that more details would be available on the EDD's website in the coming days.

The EDD also said that in order to continue receiving benefits, a recipient would need to tell it that they're "still unemployed and eligible to keep receiving benefits."

A recipient would need to log into the unemployment insurance website for certification.