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Chickadee722
05-11-2007, 11:15 AM
Hello everyone!

I unfortunately am having to quit my full time job because of Lupus. I am in the process of claiming CA state disability. I know on the website it says that there is a 7 day waiting period before you get your first benefits check. But I was wondering how long it takes to process the paperwork usually? and when that 7 day "waiting period" would start?

I've tried to call, but it's just a recording and I can't get through to a live person. I also wanted to find out about the check amount. The website says they base it off the past year, and they pick the quarter with the highest pay. Well does that mean that they average out the whole quarter? Or they pick my highest paycheck in that quarter? I wish there was a hotline that I could actually ask someone all these questions.

Does anyone know anything about this? Or has claimed disability themselves??

Thanks!

TERIOD
05-11-2007, 11:18 AM
they average the whole quarter, to get the amount