"We are working up a response now. The additional furlough day is a new development, and we're trying to quickly assess what it might mean in terms of the UI program," Levy told us in a speedy e-mail reply.
"I hope to be able to get you something a little later in the afternoon, in about an hour or so," Levy added, saying the e-mail wasn't written by EDD officials but the link to the form is genuine.
Check back later and we'll tell you what we find out.
Here's the e-mail that's making the rounds.
Employees Really Apply for Unemployment Because of Furloughs? Can State Employee: If a person works permanent full-time, the law states that he or she can apply for unemployment benefits if his or her working hours are cut by more than 10%. The way to do this is to fill out the form on the site below, and forward it to your personnel department. From personnel, it will go to EDD and then to the feds. Fill out your name and SSN at the top of the page and answer the questions at the bottom. Question A should be the only one for most of you, to which you should answer "yes due to furlough cuts". Please send this to others who may be interested as well. Dear State