North Carolina Unemployment Extension

If your North Carolina unemployment benefits have run out you may be eligible to receive extended unemployment benefits through one of the state or federal unemployment extension programs.

This federal unemployment extension programs is called Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (Also known as EUC08).

Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08) includes 4 stages, or tiers. Each tier has a different maximum time period for which your unemployment extension will last:

Tier 1 EUC08: 20 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 2 EUC08: 14 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 3 EUC08: 13 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 4 EUC08: 6 week maximum unemployment extension.

If you use up all of your regular unemployment benefits, normally you don't have to apply for an unemployment extension because the system automatically applies for you, if you are eligible. It is very important that you keep track of your benefits to make sure you receive your unemployment extension if you are eligible.

If you get close to your unemployment benefits running out, give your unemployment counselor a call to check to see what you have to do in order to get they unemployment extension.

There is another type of unemployment extension called Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED), more commonly referred to as Extended Benefits (EB). You will only qualify for the EB unemployment extension if you have used up all of your regular unemployment benefits and also used up all of your EUC08 unemployment extension.

If you qualify for the EB unemployment extension you will receive additional benefits equal to 20 weeks or 80% of the maximum benefit amount on the original unemployment claim, whichever amount is less.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the North Carolina Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: North Carolina Unemployment FAQ

To go the main North Carolina Unemployment page, click here: North Carolina Unemployment

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# Bertha 2012-04-24 06:37
Is NC still receiving the Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED) benefits?
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# Lenora 2012-12-29 06:34
Was laid off in May 2011 the employer had to get rid of 3 people in each dept. in all 4 offices throughout the US. There are 4 offices in the US. . I've been looking for work but cannot find anything. Will I be eligible to receive the NC Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED) benefits and what do I need to do to to set this up if possible? May Tier 4 was exhausted. Please let me know and thank you.
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# Suzette 2013-01-09 18:46
If a job is only offering eight hours a week, do I have to accept it?
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# LUIS 2013-03-10 03:30
I Live in California under FED - ED unemployment extention progarm looking for job, since December 2012, this extention is granted until sep/01/2013 by a EDD letter. I'm plannig o move soon to NC, have I right to claim inter State benefices overthere?
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# Krystal 2013-04-14 13:40
I live in NC. I have been receiving unemployment. Mybenefit year ended so i filed a new claim and was approved. I am now going to be on a tier. My question is will i have a waiting week or will my benefits pick up where they left off?
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# crystal 2013-09-11 08:32
I got unemployment in April and it just stop the first of September without any notes and I don't find a job yet .so what should I do now?
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# Lakisa 2017-06-20 16:14
I was approved for 12 weeks of unemployment but I thought 20 weeks was standard. In the event that I am still out of work will an extension automatically be applied to my case?
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# Judy 2017-07-21 07:22
I am receiving unemployment benefits now in nc, I have one week left and it's my 12th week,I asked the unemployment office about an extension they said no that nc does not do extensions please help me and guide me how I can possibly get an extension thank you
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# Jill Argabright 2017-09-18 05:38
I went to call in my weekly certification and was told my benefits had been exhausted I didn't receive a letter or a call telling me that I wasn't getting any more money. What can I do? Can I apply for an extension? If so where do I get a form to fill out to apply. I'm in NC. Thanks for your help
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# Kim 2017-11-30 11:44
I received payments starting in Jan 2017 and they stopped in April. I still have not been able to find employment and have now used all of my savings. What options do I have?
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