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Brown Administration to Speed Up Backlogged Unemployment Checks

 
  

Governor Jerry Brown’s administration has ordered the Employment Development Department to start issuing the delayed checks immediately and verify the recipient’s eligibility afterwards.

Brown says he’s been told the checks will go out soon and he didn’t come down too hard on the E.D.D.

“There is pressure because of the sequester," he said. "And that department of government is basically funded by the federal government. So, they have their issues. And we all know about computers, they do break down. But the department will get those checks out just as quickly as they can.”

The E.D.D. says checks will start going out on Thursday. California’s Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development says he is hopeful the backlog of check requests will be cleared by early next week.

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Katie Orr

State Government Reporter

Katie Orr covers everything from the Governor to state agencies. She received her Masters in Political Science from San Diego State University. In her spare time Katie enjoys wine tasting and shopping, though she tries not to combine the two.   Read Full Bio