North Carolina Unemployment Rules

In order to receive unemployment benefits in North Carolina you must follow these rules:

1. You must be able to work, and are not disabled.
2. You must be actively looking for a job, and keeping a record of your job search.
3. You must file a weekly certification.
4. You must not make more than your weekly wage allowance. In some cases, you will be able to work while collecting unemployment - but only so much per week. Make sure when you apply for unemployment that you are very clear about how much you are able to earn each week. Your unemployment counselor will be able to tell you how much this is.

As long as you follow these North Carolina unemployment rules, you will continue to receive your unemployment benefits.

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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# Mark 2011-12-31 19:17
Hello, I have been looking for work over two years now but no one is hiring and my unemployment benefits ran out the last week of September. However, I know that Congress and Obama signed emergency benefits for the unemployed.
No benefits are being sent to me, despite the provisons made by congress, what is going on here?

I am going homeless very soon.
Sincerely, Mark
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# sara 2012-01-30 04:26
if someone applied for UI just after being release from the military and lived Canada for over a year while still collecting is that fraud
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# Ellen 2012-05-24 11:24
Can I apply for unemployment while on Maternity Leave?
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# Katie 2012-10-05 06:06
My husband was offered a position with his company in Georgia. I will have to quit my job in NC if he accepts it as we would have to relocate. Would I be eligible for unemployment benefits in this scenario?
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# chris 2012-10-14 13:52
I'm collecting unemployment benefits currently but might be starting a job soon. Can i continue to claim until i get my first paycheck or do i stop as soon as i getjob?
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# Ryan 2012-10-27 14:18
Is someone eligible to collect unemployment benefits when awaiting trial for a felony charge?
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# Patty 2013-04-16 07:35
We have an employee who works in North Carolina, but lives in South Carolina. If he is laid-off from his job, would he draw unemployment benefits from NC or SC?
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