GREENSBORO, N.C. — After filing an unemployment benefits claim, it will take about 14 days before you first receive a payment.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said on Tuesday, unemployment checks will be going out this week.
More than 370,000 workers are out of jobs in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Cooper said the Employment Security Commission has put in a new server to help speed up the processing of unemployment claims. The state is also contracting a call center to help with unemployment calls.
The state said an additional $600 in federal benefits will be for weeks ending in April 4 – July 31. Currently, DES is awaiting guidance for issuing those payments.
Apply for unemployment benefits or file a claim for benefits with the Division of Employment Security (DES).
FACTS NOT FEAR
Remember facts, not fear when talking about the coronavirus. You should take the same measures recommended by health leaders to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses. That means washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, and covering coughs and sneezes.
WHERE YOU GET INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS IS IMPORTANT
It is important to make sure the information you are getting about the coronavirus is coming directly from reliable sources like the CDC and NCDHHS. Be careful not to spread misinformation about coronavirus on social media.
NC CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE
The state also has a special hotline set up where you can call 2-1-1 or 866-462-3821 for more information on the coronavirus. You can also submit questions online at ncpoisoncontrol.org or select chat to talk with someone about the virus.
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