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San Francisco Chronicle: California Resumes Unemployment Processing with ID.me

By October 5, 2020November 30th, 2020California

California Resumes taking Unemployment Applications, with New ID Verification tool

Oct. 5, 2020
By Kathleen Pender, San Francisco Chronicle

After a two-week reset period, California EDD reopened their unemployment process with ID.me’s verification technology fully implemented. This change was made to lighten the claimant backlog, as well as stop bad actors from filing fraudulent claims.

“The state Employment Development Department stopped taking new applications Sept. 19 to integrate the system from Virginia cybersecurity firm ID.me. It announced Thursday a “soft launch” of the new system, in advance of the official launch Monday. It sent email or text messages to about 136,000 people who had signed up to receive notifications during the pause, inviting them to submit a new application for benefits…”

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