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Unemployment Insurance Update

Post Date:03/24/2020 11:40 AM

Governor Cooper's Executive Order 118 that impacts Unemployment Insurance for both employers and employees, we wanted to send the following pieces of information along:

  1. Order removes the one-week waiting period for individuals to apply for benefits
  2. Order removes the requirement that a person must look for another job during this time
  3. Order also allows employees, who lost their jobs or who have had their hours reduced due to COVID-19 issues, to apply for unemployment benefits
  4. Order instructs the Employment Security office to not allocate charges to employers’ accounts for individuals who are paid benefits for reasons related to COVID-19 

Those affected can apply for benefits online at https://des.nc.gov/apply-unemployment. You can also find FAQ at  https://des.nc.gov/need-help/covid-19-information with answers for both employers and employees.

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