New federal rules may cause almost a million Californians to have to repay unemployment benefits. According to the EDD, the new federal rules in place will require individuals show proof that they worked, planned to work, or were self-employed prior to the pandemic. The policy applies to anyone who filed a claim to get the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance boost after December 27, 2020. Those affected by the rule change were notified over the summer. Failure to respond to the notice could bar an individual from receiving PUA funds this year, and require repayment of money from 2020.
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