Sen. Melendez: EDD is a ‘disaster,’ people losing out on jobless benefits

Melissa Melendez
California State Senator Melissa Melendez. Valley News/Courtesy photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A Riverside County legislator said Monday, Aug. 31 one constituent received over 100 letters addressed to several dozen people slated to receive unemployment benefits, highlighting why the Employment Development Department should be audited. "Can we get serious about the absolute disaster that is the EDD?'' Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, said. "Millions of Californians are waiting for their state assistance and have not received anything or even spoken to real people.'' According to Melendez, the constituent, whose name was not disclosed, dropped by her district office in Murrieta and handed her staff a total of 116 envelopes from the EDD addressed to 33 individuals. Several of the envelopes contained debit cards, and the intended recipients had addresses in a
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