7. Reduced Payments

A: I just got off the phone with the EDD.

B: What did they say? Are you going to get benefits?

A: Yes, but not as much as I thought.

B: What do you mean?

A: I thought I would receive a certain amount per month, but I got less.

B: Why is that?

A: I'm not really sure. It has something to do with how much I earned.

B: They pay benefits based on your income?

A: Yes. I think the more you earn, the more you receive.

B: That's interesting. I didn't know that.

A: I think I may go to the EDD office to ask about it.

B: You should go. What have you got to lose?