Based on recent notification from USDOL, North Carolina is no longer eligible for the Extended Benefits (EB) program.
The last payable week of EB will be the week ending May 12, 2012. Workers who file their claim through the EB program will no longer be eligible to receive extended benefits once the period ends. Roughly 199,000 people are receiving benefits in North Carolina. Of those, 17,000 people are currently receiving benefits in the EB program.
DES is working quickly to notify those who are potentially affected by this program ending. Claimants currently in the extended benefits program will be notified by mail.