Effective immediately, our office will be open for drop-in visits Monday through Thursday. Staff will still work remotely on Friday. As always, staff is available by phone and e-mail. Please check our website at www.greatercaa.org for timely updates to COVID protocols implemented by our Association concerning upcoming education classes, meetings and events.


Pandemic Unemployment Application for Self Employed Now Available

Posted By: Wesley Masters News ,

North Carolina independent contractors and self-employed workers who are out of work because of COVID-19 can apply for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance as of Friday, April 24 at des.nc.gov.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, is a federal program for people who are unable to work as a result of COVID-19 and not eligible for regular state unemployment benefits, such as self-employed workers and independent contractors. More information is available here.

Note: The DES office is now open to take calls on Saturdays and Sundays also. Weekend hours are Saturdays 8a-5p, and Sundays 12p-5p.