North Carolina Unemployment Insurance

What is North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Benefit?

Unemployment Insurance Benefit is a joint Federal and State program that provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under State law), and meet other eligibility requirements of State law.  The unemployment benefits are funded through unemployment insurance (UI) tax paid by the employers.

All states require a worker to have earned a certain amount of wages or to have worked for a certain period of time (or both) within the base period to be monetarily eligible to receive any Unemployment benefits.

If you quit a job, you can not get unemployment benefits. You must be laid off or terminated through no fault on your own.

How to Apply for North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

If you have been fired or terminated recently, you can apply for North Carolina Unemployment Benefits using the following methods.

  • The fastest and most efficient way to file a new North Carolina Unemployment claim is to file online – click here
  • If you don’t have access to a computer, you may file over the phone by calling  1-877-841-9617. Either method is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How much is North Carolina Unemployment Benefit?

Your Unemployment Benefits depends on your based period, the average wage in three months.  The basic base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to the calendar quarter in which the claim is effective.

The maximum weekly North Carolina Unemployment Benefit is $350.  You must re-certify each week and be actively seeking employment during your unemployment.

State Year Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefit UI Term
North Carolina 2014-2015 $350 19 Weeks

How long can you receive North Carolina Unemployment Benefit?

In general, you can receive up to 19 weeks of unemployment benefit.  During periods of high unemployment, Unemployment benefits claimants may collect more weeks of benefits.

North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Online and Contact Information:

Contact the North Carolina Department of Labor at 1-888-737-0259 for more information on Unemployment Insurance Benefits.

Website: https://desncc.com/DESHome/Static?page=faqMain#UIBenefits