Hello, I am a substitute teacher and was working pretty steadily at my school district. I worked summer school, winter session for two years. In the summer of 2010, there were going to be no jobs available. I was living by myself and would not be able to afford rent with no income coming in. I applied for other schools in the district, but with the budget cuts, there were no jobs. I was forced to move to Los Angeles to stay with my mom (rent free). I applied for benefits stating what I mentioned above. Usually they send you a letter with a scheduled phone appointment to see if I qualified or not. I never received that call and was sent a check instead. I received those checks for almost two years. Just recently, I got a letter saying I was overpaid and my initial reason I gave them(see above), was not a valid one. Two things: 1. Why after two years would they send me a letter saying my reason was not a valid one? 2. Why would they send me checks for almost two years and now say they overpaid me? Is this legal? I appealed and received notice today that the EDD stands by their decision but they will send my appeal to an appeals court. My question is what are the chances of them reversing their decision at the hearing? I dont know what else to tell the court that I didnt already mention in the appeal letter. Please, any advice would be appreciated. JC Doesnt seem fair to me.