Maybe my situation was unique, they did make other mistakes setting up my account such as wrong name, but I'm worried for others waiting that received $0.00 .
Got my California EDD claim insurance award in the mail and it says $0.00.
I was finally able to get into the system and now I just have to show that I was working last year and this year and that I am trying. But I am sure they will hang onto the information so that they can hit me with business taxes next year at the state and city and county level.
Someone working 40 hours a week is not considered unemployed. I doubt that they would qualify for either federal pandemic unemployment compensation or any state's unemployment compensation. Regardless of whether they lost some of their work, they are still employed full time.
It's theoretically no different than having two W-2 jobs and losing one OR working 80 hours a week and being cut to 40 hours. Either of those situations would qualify you for UI.
To clear up any confusion...it's not about hours. Unemployment is based on income. You can work 20 hours, 100 or just 5 hours a week, but if there's a drop in your pay you are underemployed, and potentially able to receive some benefits. It really depends on your state, though.
I only know the CA system well so that's all I can responsibly address, but luckygirl0100 would be able to file a claim in CA based on income disparity if she was laid off due to the pandemic and her new job paid significantly less.