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North Carolina Unemployment Extension

EUC08, or Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008, is an extension of unemployment benefits authorized under Federal law.

Effective with the week ending September 8, 2012, the EUC08 benefits program will provide a new maximum number of weeks for each Tier.

Tiers Number of Weeks
Tier 1 14 weeks
Tier 2 14 weeks
Tier 3  9 weeks
Tier 4 10 weeks

Claimants who filed an initial claim effective on or after May 7, 2006 are potentially eligible for EUC08. Individuals who are monetarily disqualified when a new benefit year is filed may qualify for EUC08 on the basis of a previous claim.

The EUC Tier you’re qualified for as of December 22, 2013 is your final Tier. No EUC payments can be made for weeks ending after December 28, 2013.

In case, you are having difficulty reaching the call center, email at: [email protected].

About to run out of regular unemployment insurance benefits?? ——> Know about Unemployment Extension


Under federal law, as of 2019, EUC benefits are no longer available.

Extensions for collecting UI payments are in effect only during periods of high unemployment and only if the state or federal government take specific action to provide extended benefits.

    • There is a huge shortage of staff across all unemployment offices due to a massive surge in UI applications. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response. Your state has activated the ‘emergency funding’ program authorized by the federal government. We recommend you to apply for UI benefits online. As a full time college student you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. Click here for more information.

  1. I have been professionally employed all my adult life, have paid Taxes, have been a good member of my community, volunteered, etc. I have been unemployed since December, 2018, benefits ran out 20 weeks later. I have submitted over 200 applications for full time work. I do not speak Spanish, I do not possess a four year degree and I just turned 60. No one calls and even the Temp Agencies have nothing for me. Where are all the JOBS in Charlotte, NC for experienced professionals??? How can I apply for extended Unemployment benefits. There MUST be programs for adults i my position. Please advise. Thank you.

    • Same in Fayetteville. Everything is online and nobody calls you back or has a response for your application. Months later you get an email “we chose other candidate”. Temps have manufacturing which I don’t have and give you run around when you call trying to get them just to look at your online application. In Fayetteville it’s a lot of “who you know”.

    • Sam,

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

    • my name is monica lopez-hernandnez. i writing u because ,i’m nowing facing alot of dlimena in my life.I am a dibets, high cholestrol, post-pardum-depression, and anietxy, and also have sleep -apnea.I need my wages decision of my current decision of unemployment too reopen the decision to come .I am under doctor care and i have to see a therpasits about every week .so, please help meok.I have tryied several jobs, but, due too my health i couldnot fulfill my obligation of workcause, i taking alot of medication.

      • Hello Monica,

        Unfortunately, personal reasons such as health issues are not considered. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

        Get well soon!

    • Taneshia,

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

      • What do we do? No food, possible eviction, car repossession, Just become homeless. This is horrific!!!

  2. Out sourced / Out of work since Dec 1,2016. I have remained employed first time since I was 18 years old when I joined the US Navy. (except in July 2001 for 3 weeks)

    I have paid Unemployment Insurance for thirty plus years. My benefits ended in February 2016. I have two kids I’m supporting now. I worked hard, always getting exceptional evaluations on work performance for all of the companies I have worked for in the past. (Always above and beyond. Extra assignments, salary with no overtime, etc.) Is there any path to take for support?) I went from $+130K per year to $350 a week with unemployement. That hurt but we survived… Now about to be homeless at the end of month.

    • Well, I can understand your frustration. There is no extension available at this time.

      Please contact the Unemployment Office in your state to see if there are additional benefits available.

  3. What is the procedure to receive unemployment benefits in NC if you are fired by your employer without reason?

    • This is Ridiculous. They say our employment percentage rate is down. So we should have no problem finding a job. We fill out application and send resumes out. No one is replying back in a timely fashion or at all. So what are supposed to do. Lose Everything we’ve worked so hard for just to lose it. Because of the status quo says there are jobs available. I’m sorry I just think it’s a little ironic we all are saying the exact same thing. I Pray that all of you that are having a hard time same as Me and My Family are. I hope and Pray that God will send each one you that trying your best and still struggling. Please do not lose faith in yourself. Because We are only capable of the possible! God is the Only One Who Can Do The Impossible! Be Blessed.

    • There is only one gateway to apply for UI benefits. Please apply online or by phone in your state.

      When you’re called for interview, please be straightforward if there are any questions on your reason for termination from employment.

  4. Will NC start accepting the federal funds for unemployed worker, I been unemployed all of 2013 and I have a master degree. There are no jobs hiring. Does the Gov. care ?

  5. My unemployment benefits ran out in September 2013, and I still haven’t found a job. Are there any emergency extensions available?? The only thing I have coming in now is $75/wk child support. Please advise.

  6. I am presently enrolled in school and have 8 weeks to finish before getting my certification. I still have funds in my account, but I am close to my 26 weeks of unemployment benefits. Can I continue to draw my benefits until I finish school for the 8 weeks?

  7. Will i be able to get extense benfits? My benefits are endings at the end of the month and i would like to know ifviNm not able to find a job am i going to be out of benefits and if so until when?

  8. I want to know why I have no more unemployment benefits if still I have no job and I have no 4 tiers.

    • Hi Rosario,

      As pointed out by Chris in previous comments, NC seems to have stopped accepting federal funds to help unemployed workers in the state. This is a possible reason for you to not receive any extended benefits.

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