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1099 - Misclassified

Updated: May 23

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Information taken from EDD FAQ here


What should I do if I believe I am an employee (and was misclassified as an independent contractor) but my claim for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits was denied because I have insufficient earnings?


If you believe you should be considered an employee but the EDD’s wage investigation concluded there weren’t sufficient earnings reported to substantiate a regular UI claim, then you will receive a form called a Notice of Status of Wages (this is different from a $0 benefit award notice). The Notice of Status of Wages indicates that you do not qualify for regular UI, and you may apply for PUA by filing a new claim through UI Online beginning April 28. If you believe the Notice of Status of Wages was in error, you have the right to appeal within 30 days. But if you appeal, then you should not apply for PUA.

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