Thousands may not get EDD payments until March due to ‘programming infrastructure’ problem

Hundreds of thousands of California workers will be unable to recertify for unemployment for at least a month, including self-employed and gig-economy workers who were getting federal relief bill money. Federal money for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program, or PUA, ran out Dec. 26, 2020, but was immediately reinstated within days. But the Employment Development Department said that because of a “programming infrastructure” problem, they can’t get people back into the system to certify their claims. See more in the video above.