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Changes to SIDES E-Response for Employers

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2022

For those employers using SIDES E-Response, the system will be unavailable on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 2:00p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET as we update the system. Plan your work in the system accordingly to ensure you respond on time. Due dates will not be extended. 

Unemployment Benefits Imposter Fraud

Friday, Dec 10, 2021

The Division of Employment Security (DES) has detected a recent increase in suspected imposter fraud in the unemployment benefits system. Fraud safeguards put in place by DES flagged suspicious claims to prevent payments from being released.

Five Tips for Filing for Unemployment Benefits

Friday, Oct 22, 2021

When you’re filing for unemployment benefits, it’s important to read all the information you receive from the Division of Employment Security, know your responsibilities and provide accurate information.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available in Three N.C. Counties

Friday, Sep 10, 2021

Following a federal disaster declaration due to the effects of Tropical Storm Fred, the Division of Employment Security (DES) has announced that three North Carolina counties have been approved for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

North Carolina Makes First Lost Wages Assistance Payments

Thursday, Sep 3, 2020

On Sept. 3, the Division of Employment Security (DES) began issuing payments for Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) to eligible North Carolinians, less than four weeks after federal officials announced the program on Aug. 8.

Apply for Unemployment Benefits Extension Beginning May 22

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Beginning Friday, May 22, North Carolinians who have exhausted their state unemployment insurance benefits can apply for an extension of benefits through the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (PEUC).

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