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How Long Can You Draw Unemployment In North Carolina?

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Meg Hayes answered
You should file for unemployment benefits as soon as possible after you are laid off and once the processing has taken place North Carolina will give you 26 weeks insurance. If you get a part-time job, the cover will actually last a year by claiming half the amount, but if you claim the maximum amount per week then it will last 26 weeks.

After that, you may get Federal benefits at a different level, for example Tier I will last 20 weeks, Tier II 14 weeks, Tier III 13 weeks and Tier IV sic weeks, although these can be extended if you pick up part-time or full time work in the period.

It could take as little as two to three weeks to get your first check but that depends on eligibility which is why it is essential to get your claim in as early as possible. You need to have been working during the last year and there are requirements published for income earned or time worked within a 'base period' which you will need to conform to. It is necessary to ascertain that you have become unemployed through no fault of your own and you must be willing and able to look for and take work if offered.

During the claim period you must report any earnings from work, job offers, and refusal of work or ongoing claims will need to be filed to confirm continued eligibility. You cannot claim unemployment benefits if you are going to school, only if you are actively seeking employment.
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Question regarding NC Unemployment.

My job ended July 11, 2008.  I received unemployment compensation until May 16, 2010.

Am I eligible for the July 2010 NC unemployment extension?

What is the MAXIMUM unemployment compensation weeks you can draw?
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My husband applied in early May. Twice they have asked for more information to finish his paperwork.. Then they needed to do a face to face interview. All that has been done, and we were told on that day (three weeks ago +) that everything looked good and they had everything that they needed. Well, here we are, almost July and we are still waiting. Their answer when my dh calls them (daily)....??? You are "in process"..... Meanwhile, bills are going unpaid etc... It is not fun.
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People could and would find jobs if the bankers had not destroyed the economy,   did you forget that?   Have you heard of nafta/gatt, illegal immigration, or 27 trillion dollars the bankers stole from the taxpayers. THERE ARE NO JOBS TO GET OFF YOUR ASS AND FIND. IDIOT
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That's not right. I know someone who has been getting unemployment for 2 years now and he could have found a job if he tried.
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You posted same question at same time as another poster just did...here is my reply.

You can work part time in most states now..and it will depend on your states UI rules how much you can make before they start deducting it from your weekly benefit check..all states have different rules on this.
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C.A. Capps answered
You can draw "UN" for 26 weeks & then re-apply, but your benefit will 'decrease' the longer you draw.  As for 'Bankers' stealing TAX Dollars, why don't "you get off your ass & do something about that, instead of bad mouthing those that draw what is legal!! Too many 'cowards' running thier mouth about the Gov., when it's us that LET THEM!!" WAKE-UP!! Get involved!!
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If they drop the unemployment payout back to where it should be ... People would get off their ass and go back to work... Hell getting free handouts is what is keeping people from working or looking for work. Hell if someone gave me money to sit on my butt all summer long and winter too Id be lazy too.
thanked the writer.
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Anonymous commented
Obvisouly you have not lost your job! You shouldn't be so hard on citizens who have lost their job due to the economy UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN THERE. Free handouts????? I have worked all my life and know in my heart I certainly have paid in enough money for these benefits!! Nothing is free! Sir...be thankful you have a job and have money. How would you feel if: Your benefits are exdhausted, you're 59 years old with custody of your 4-yr old grandson,
you current monthly income is $425, your A/C
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Continued from above comment........
Your A/C broke down last week with no money to repair. Was 99 degree in my house,
you had a wreck yesterday and your 96 Honda needs repair cause you didn't have collision
insurance you have no money to do repairs, this is your only means of transportation.


So please have a little compassion for us!
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Courtney Squires commented
I've been out of work for a little over a year now. I have put in literally a hundred or more applications for jobs that I am more than qualified for. True, some people are milking the system, but there are plenty of honest people who are seriously looking. There aren't many jobs out there right now! And like the other person said, if you ever lost your job, you'd be very grateful that unemployment benefits are available. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't get this money.

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