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Residents in California can begin filing new unemployment claims today after two-week moratorium

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Posted at 6:56 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 09:56:57-04

Residents in California needing to file new unemployment claims can once again do so beginning Monday.

In September, the state's Employment Development Department issued a two-week moratorium on new unemployment claims as it worked to get caught up on a backlog.

Multiple California law makers, including Kern County Assemblymembers Rudy Salas and Vince Fong, expressed concerns with the EDD and asked for a complete audit of the system.

Residents in the state had complained about not receiving unemployment benefits on time, or at all, had said they were not able to get through to anyone at the EDD and in some instances there were reports of fraud.

The EDD said it will work to improve fraud issues by launching a new identification verification program.