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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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