Raleigh, NC, 04/02/2020 / Story.KISSPR.com /
These are certainly unprecedented times. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many North Carolina employers and families are grappling with unemployment issues. If you are laid off temporarily, or your hours are reduced due to COVID-19, you may qualify for unemployment.
You can apply online at https://des.nc.gov. or by phone at 888-737-0259. Due to high call volume, it is recommended that you apply on-line. You will need your social security number, information regarding your most recent employment and pay, your work history for the last two years and a bank account number and routing information for direct deposit.
While independent contractors and self-employed workers are not typically eligible for unemployment benefits, they may qualify for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance as a result of COVID-19.
Employers with questions regarding how to respond to requests for separation as well as qualifying and non-qualifying payments to employees should review the FAQs for Employers on the website below.
For more information, the North Carolina Division of Employment Security website at https://des.nc.gov. is a wonderful resource for businesses as well as families who need help.
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