Why Is My EDD Account Suspended?

Appeal Banned Account Why Is My EDD Account Suspended?

How to Appeal Your Suspended EDD Account

If the Employment Development Department (EDD) has suspended your account, it means you can't get your unemployment benefits, but that doesn't mean you are necessarily out of luck. You still have a chance to appeal for the suspension, especially if you think the account has been suspended wrongly.

Once the account is suspended, you should check if you've received any email from EDD as soon as possible. One of the primary reasons they can suspend your account is if they detect any fraudulent activity.

In that case, you're required to verify your identity, and the sooner you do it, the better. Bank of America, which works with EDD, can also freeze your card for the same reason, and if such happens, you should call them using the number on the back of your card.

Luckily, you don't have to pass through the process alone – DoNotPay can help you appeal the suspension by formulating a demand letter to EDD or the Bank of America.

Reasons for Your EDD Account Suspension

  • Suspension From EDD

One of the major reasons your EDD account can be suspended is if there are any fraud indicators, including a high volume filed at a single address.

  • Debit Card Freezing by the Bank of America

The Bank of America may also freeze your card if they notice any unlawful or unauthorized activities or a suspect transaction.

What to Do if EDD Suspends Your Account

If your EDD account has been suspended due to identity verification, EDD will reach out to you via email or text. You should follow the instructions in the mail or text message to verify your account and then log into your UI Online account. You will then be needed to upload your identity documents using the document upload feature, which is available on desktop and mobile.

If you want any help uploading the documents, you may use the new feature on the Ask EDD page. Immediately you get there:

  1. Go to the "Unemployment Insurance" category.
  2. Then choose the "Payments" subcategory.
  3. And finally, select "Frozen EDD Debit Card" under topic.

After that, you will now be able to give contact information so that EDD can follow you up.

  • When your identity is verified, EDD says that "Payments will be re-established again, and accounting will be done to clear you from any connection to a probable fraudulent claim involving your address or initiated in your name."
  • If the account is frozen, and you've not received any message from EDD regarding your identity, EDD claims that it's likely that the Bank of America froze your card.
  • They advise that you contact the bank using the phone number on the back of your card in order to resolve the issue.

If you've done the above but haven't received any feedback from EDD or the Bank of America, or if you've not been able to upload the documents, you may try other techniques such as contacting legal aid organizations specializing in unemployment systems. Additionally, you can try reaching out to your state representative to help you cut through EDD's bureaucracy.

Get Your EDD Account Back Using DoNotPay

To get your EDD account back using DoNotPay, all you need to do is:

  1. Log in to your DoNotPay account and locate the Unban My Account product.

     

  2. Answer a few questions related to your banned account.

     

  3. Click on the Sign and Submit button.

     

How to Avoid Being Suspended From EDD

Fortunately, you can avoid having your account suspended in the first place by reporting any suspicious mail once it comes to your address. Actively reporting any fraudulent activities linked to your address can prevent EDD from suspending your account. 

Essentially, fraudsters are on the rise, and so EDD, together with the Bank of America, always try their best to ensure that you're not a victim of fraud at any point. Reporting once you identify any suspicious activity can help them to curb that while preventing your account from being frozen.

Again, you should always be proactive in responding to any request from EDD requiring you to verify your identity. When verifying, it's also important to ensure that the documents are readable and match what is filed with the Social Security Administration as well as the DMV.

DoNotPay Can Help Appeal Your Suspended or Banned Accounts On Any Platform

Alongside appealing for your suspended EDD account, DoNotPay can also help you appeal to other banned or suspended accounts with just the click of a button. Once you contact us, we'll quickly help you to draft a demand letter for any platform.

Here are some of the platforms where DoNotPay comes in handy:

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Other Areas Where DoNotPay Comes in Handy

At DoNotPay, we can help you to resolve all sorts of problems, whether you need to take care of something or it's a complaint. We understand how overwhelming it can be to solve some things, and that's why we allow you to sit back and wait as we do all the leg work.

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