Layoff after just a few months, now ineligible for unemployment benefits?

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I resigned from company A to work for company B after being offered a permanent position. Now (after just a few months!), company B will lay me off (along with most of its staff) due to failing business. There was no mention whatsoever during the interview that the company could run out of business so soon. Because I resigned from company A, I am now ineligible to receive unemployment benefits, based on eligibility rules stated on the EDD's website. I will be unable to pay my rent and health insurance for my entire family unless I find a new job in the following month (not easy, given the amount of competition in my field). I understand that I accepted my employment "at will", but do I have any argument/course of action, given that I was incorrectly made to believe that I will not lose this new job so quickly? Can anyone help me? Has anyone been through the same situation? Do you think the EDD will be "reasonable" and accept this explanation to grant me unemployment benefits even just for a few months?

Thanks for your help.
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