April 16, 2020
COVID-19 Update on Unemployment Insurance
President MaryBe McMillan talks to Trisha Pande, our counsel with Patterson Harkavy, LLP, about unemployment benefits available to NC workers during the pandemic.
0:22 – What unemployment assistance is available
1:20 – Executive Order 118
2:35 – Pandemic Unemployment Compensation
2:55 – Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation
3:30 – Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
4:30 – How to apply for state and federal benefits
5:30 – Suggestions for people having trouble filing
6:10 – If immigrants qualify for benefits
6:35 – Tax implications of benefits
7:05 – Benefits for telework or paid leave
7:45 – Difference between benefits and direct federal payments
9:20 – Opportunity to take action to strengthen UI benefits
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I have a question I was let go from my job because of a work related injury I applied for benefits and was denied I guess they were saying it was my fault and something about misconduct I appeal it. What is the best way for me to go so t can get my benefits.
Hey Theresa. Sorry to hear that. Typically, workers who are injured on the job qualify for no-fault workers’ compensation benefits, and retaliation for filing for benefits is against the law. You can learn more here: http://www.ic.nc.gov/claimants.html, but you’ll want to talk to a lawyer for legal advice.
Thank you so much! I am self employed and can not get through to the unemployment office. I have filed online, but each time i have ro create a company. The DES website is not set up for self employed. I have actually gotten through their phone line once. Was on hold for 8 hours and then the phone hung up My salon was closed March 25th. I would appreciate any direction. Thank you!