Taking night classes while accepting unemployment
February 24, 2011 12:27 AM Subscribe
A friend wishes to take night classes while accepting California unemployment insurance checks. He's scared that he'll be caught, because of question 5 on the EDD grid: Did you begin attending any kind of school or training?
posted by goofyfoot to Law & Government (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I talked to someone at EDD about this for my own benefit in early 2009, asking specifically: is it okay for me to take night classes while I accept EDD and look for work? I was told that it was okay. This was a phone conversation, though; not a written request and reply.
My friend is very frightened that he'll be caught out doing something illegal. I plan to direct him to the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center. Meanwhile, has anyone here found themselves denied benefits due to taking night classes?