Computer Glitch May Delay 80K Unemployed Checks … for Weeks

by Karl Utermohlen | September 25, 2013 1:54 pm


A computer glitch has caused 80,000 California citizens to miss out on unemployment checks until the problem is fixed.

Los Angeles Times reports[2] that the unexpected mishap has delayed the checks that these jobless Californians need to pay their bills. The Employment Development Department was upgrading its system over Labor Day weekend to help process payments quicker but the opposite of this has happened.

A disastrous backlog has resulted due to this glitch and state workers have been forced to process claims manually to resolve this. About 15% of files claimed since Sept. 1 have been delayed but workers believe that the problem will soon be over as they are working every day around the clock to ensure that people get their benefits.

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