What is the name of your state? California
Last year, I had claimed unemployment benefits and was granted the same by EDD.
This month, I received a letter from EDD stating that I had received some earnings from my employer during the period I claimed unemployment. Two days later, I received another letter form EDD's Adjudication Center that I owe EDD the overpayment plus a penalty of 30% on the amount overpaid to me. In addition, I am barred from claiming benefits for three years from the date of disqualification.
I checked my records, and feel fairly certain that I did not misstate or conceal my earnings during the period in question. I also have a letter from my employer that I did not receive any payments during the period stated by EDD. I forwarded this letter along with my explanation to EDD the very next day.
EDD then sent me a letter to state that " The decision has been carefully reviewed and appears to be correct" and an appeal has been processed and sent to their Office of Appeals. Their letter also stated that a date and time will be given to me for presenting my case to the Administrative Law Judge.
To my untrained eye, the case looks simple. The charge - I received some payments from employer XYZ during a certain period I claimed unemployment benefits. My stand -I have a letter from XYZ, that I did not. EDD says that their decision appears to be correct. Am I missing something?
Grateful for any help on this vexing issue.