North Carolina’s Division of Employment Security System Interferes with Unemployed’s Benefits

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A new glitch at the state unemployment office is frustrating jobless workers, mistakenly explaining why they don’t qualify for benefits, sometimes after weeks of back and forth and hours on the phone.

North Carolina’s Division of Employment Security told people in late February that they needed to file new documents within 90 days to prove, and in many cases to prove for a second time, their past employment. This was to keep in line with changes Congress made in December to a federal program for people out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic….
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