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    Rev. Santino endorses Barack Obama for President of the United States of America If you are interested in unemployment benefits in North Carolina, the first thing you need to do is find out if you are eligible. If you are eligible and keep up the requirements to keep receiving unemployment benefits, you can receive money weekly for 20 additional weeks, thanks to an extension.


    The first step in being eligible is being unemployed through no fault of your own. That means if you just decided to quit your job or you are fired, you are not eligible. The next thing you must do is to register for work with the Employment Security Commission. You can do this three ways, online, by phone, or in person. The easiest way to do it is online. You can do it anytime at your own convenience. Just go to http://www.ncesc.com and file your claim. You can also file your initial claim by telephone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-877-841-9617.

    If you choose to file in person, you can visit http://ncesc.com and there is a link which shows you all of the unemployment offices, their locations, phone numbers, email, and business hours.

    Then you must file a weekly certification for each week of benefits you request which can also be done online at the same website.


    Actively look for work unless you are planning to go to school to get training for a new occupation. Search job listings online, look at classified ads, send out your resume, and fill out applications for jobs.

    Career Fair 2009 at UISYou must seek work in person on two different days with two different employers. Be sure to keep a written record of your job search because the Commission periodically reviews them. There are a few exemptions such as programs that let you go back to school. For example, if you are enrolled in Approved Commission Training, you may be exempt from these job search requirements. You may be interested in The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) a federally funded program that helps people with employment and training.

    If you are a Veteran, there are special veteran employment representatives that will assist you.


    How much money you receive depends on factors such as how much you earned when you were working and how long you worked there, but there is a maximum amount that can be received. There is a benefits estimator on the ncsec.com website which allows you to see the estimate of how much money you will receive. You will have to enter your last name and social security number to use this tool.

    A find!The North Carolina Employment Security Commission requires claimants to report several things. You must report your benefit earnings. Claimants are required to report their gross earnings each week benefits are claimed. Unemployment benefits are taxed. All other income, except for Social Security must also be reported to the Commission.

    You must also report any job offers you receive as well as any change in school attendance because changes in school attendance can effect your benefits.

    The Commission can deny benefits to anyone who doesn’t meet their weekly conditions, who quits, gets fired from, or refuses a job.

    You need to file for unemployment benefits as soon as possible because it can take 3-4 weeks to receive your checks. The sooner you file, obviously the sooner you will get your money. New claimants will be receiving their unemployment benefits on a debit card.

    Virtual Resume & LetterUnemployment benefits are designed to help families get by until they can locate another job. Thanks to the federal government all North Carolina citizens may get an additional 20 weeks, which will be a huge help to millions in North Carolina. Millions of people are applying for unemployment benefits because of the slowdown of the economy and the many lay offs. Unemployment is nothing to be ashamed of and is the right of any American who meets the eligibility requirements.

    If you have any questions about Unemployment benefits, simply log on to http://www.ncesc.com or call your local unemployment office.

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