North Carolina Unemployment Benefit Questions
Can I Collect Unemployment When Moving From California to North Carolina?
When times are tough, people sometimes have to make life changes. Many unemployed people move to another state to be closer to family or to seek better job opportunities. However, they may still continue to rely on unemployment benefits while trying to establish themselves. That’s why the California Employment Development Department will continue paying residents’ unemployment benefits, even when they move as far away as North Carolina.
A California benefits recipient living in North Carolina should register his/her change of address with the EDD, which will begin sending biweekly claim forms to her in North Carolina.
How to File Out-of-State Unemployment in North Carolina?
Even if you live in another state, if you have ever worked in North Carolina, you can file for unemployment benefits through the North Carolina Employment Security Commission’s website or over the telephone. Unemployment benefits are monies paid to unemployed workers, and the funds used to pay unemployment benefits comes from taxes that state employers have paid.
According to the state agency’s website, individuals who have worked in the state are eligible to receive unemployment benefits, given that they meet the other requirements that have been established to distribute funds.
I received separation pay (or pay, wages in lieu of notice, vacation pay, etc.). When should I file a claim?
You are not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits for any full week covered by separation pay, vacation pay, etc. (nor may such a week count as your “waiting period week”). Generally, you should file your claim the first week after the period covered by the payment (if the last week of the payment is not a full week’s pay, you may file that same week, although you possibly will still be ineligible due to excessive earnings).