NC Unemployment Checks

If you receive unemployment benefits from the state, your check may not be in the mail.

That's because the Federal Government's phase-out of emergency unemployment benefits already has halted unemployment checks for more than 21,000 North Carolina residents.

The state employment security commission says more than 164,000 unemployed residents could see their unemployment checks discontinued over the next seven weeks unless congress decides to extend it.

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  • by Chris Location: NC on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:58 AM
    No on is freeloading. I lost my job after ten years working there making $16.00 an hr. Now I ma just competing at the same places and other people who are trying to get the same job. I couldn't get medicaid or even foodstamps or money to help me pay rent when I almost went homeless. I payed in for my unemployment benefits and now I can't find a job and have no money coming in, so guess what? I am about to be homeless again.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2010 at 09:16 PM
    Seriously, the government is willing to pay for illegal immigrants to go to school but want to stop helping those who lost there jobs because of the economy. Does that seem wrong to anyone else. Should everyone be penalized for the wrongs done by others. What kind of message does that send. Whats this country coming to when illegal immigrants get more help from our government then its own people do. I barely make a living and yet I cant even get help to go back to school. I would have to get a job to where I could not afford to pay for electricity in order to make an amount to qualify for help fir schooling.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2010 at 09:08 PM
    I agree that there are allot of people who abuse the system but take my girlfriend for instance. After the economy tanked she got laid off and so did allot of people. Those people should not have to starve or live without power just because of some lazy stupid people out there. Shes out there everyday looking for a job. Now that this is happening, if she did not have me how would she even pay for gas to find a job. How many other good people out there are suffering. They need stiffer regulations. All you have to do right now to get benefits is fill out a couple of jobs that you looked for each day. You think there ever checked on after its filled out, doubt it. What good did the stimulus checks really do if they give everyone money to help stimulate the economy an then take even more money from the economy. Our taxes sure wont decrease, just more money for some politician so they can host more thousand dollar a plate meals to set around doing nothing. This country just keeps worse.
  • by YoDude Location: Greenville on Jun 8, 2010 at 07:06 PM
    I worked for a company for 19 years and I got laid off last year. I am on unemployment and going to school full time. This money is not free and no Tea Party Member is paying for it. I paid into the system for 19 years, not you. I am a registered Republican who is damn proud that our Democratic President has helped keep our UI benefits.
  • by Citizen Location: Kinston on Jun 8, 2010 at 06:50 PM
    As the government has done with everything else, they've created another entitlement program which leads to more dependency. I know many people who have been collecting unemployment for almost two years and you could not give them a job. Some work jobs for cash and when you add in their unemployment checks, they're making more than they were making before. I know one in particular that goes out to eat every single night and we're not talking Burger King either. She goes on shopping sprees and on beach trips anytime she wants. I understand there are some people who really need assistance, but even if intentions are good, they'll always be those who abuse the system and make it difficult for everyone else. We simply can't afford to take care of everyone. Notice the brand new SUV's people are climbing into after paying for three cartloads of food with a foodstamp card. The system isn't working the way it was intended. It's time to take a look at what's going on in this country.
  • by Tea Party Member on Jun 8, 2010 at 06:04 PM
    GOOD JOB GOVERNMENT! No more free money for not working. If you agree with me, vote GOP!
  • by Michelle Location: Eastern NC on Jun 8, 2010 at 05:30 PM
    The UI tax is an employer tax that is paid on the quarterly wages of employees up to the yearly maximum. It is not an employee tax such as FICA (Social Security) and Medicare. The retraining benefits through programs have strict guidelines and 2 yr associate programs or certificate programs that get people back out working into well-paying jobs as soon as possible to repay back into the system asap work very well. They are more worthy of our tax dollars than the dead-end endless pit that is social services. Dave, I hope that you are never in need of any services. This wave of crisis has hit a lot of very faithful workers that have never received any help before - some who have worked more than 25 years and would rather be working but the caliber of job they are trained for doesn't exist at the moment. It is in the best interest to get them back into faithful workers paying taxes asap.
  • by Anonymas Location: NC on Jun 8, 2010 at 05:11 PM
    Oh & people talking about unemployment being government money...yes it is but business's pay for having unemployment! So it isn't really coming out of tax payers money it's coming out of business's money for their employees. Yes some people do totally abuse it & don't want to get off their lazy butts to work but some people really do need it. It isn't all racial or pieces of junk that are on unemployment. The economy is not the best right now & lots of business's are having to close down or let people go.
  • by Anonymas Location: NC on Jun 8, 2010 at 05:05 PM
    I lost my job due to it closing down & am in school part time in a great accredited program. I applied at TONS of places in town to try & find something part time with no luck. Either places are not hiring or they can't work around my crazy school schedule. I think to receive ANY kind of government money that people should be drug tested & that they have to be looking for work unless in school (in a accredited program...not no BS program) & that if you have already gotten a degree of some kind you should not get financial help. I do have a tiny job I work at & I have to deduct it out of unemployment & that leaves me barely getting anything from unemployment. For people who get "free housing" that should equal NO MONEY. You get a free place to live & to use the electricity,water,ac, & heat as high & much as you want which there should be a limit. Most people in the projects totally abuse this (I know bc I have been in them & seen it!). Unemployment should not by ABUSED though!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 8, 2010 at 02:20 PM
    Dave, DB and Helpless are frustrated (as you seem to be also) like so many others that have worked many years and find they are without a job. I happen to have been lucky with my employment, out of 45 years I drew unemployment for 12 weeks until I retire 3 years ago, so I have paid in more than I drew from unemployment.
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