***Due to the Coronavirus-related orders issued by Mecklenburg County, GCAA office is open on a limited basis. Staff will be working in office Tuesday-Thursday until September 1 and are available by e-mail and phone. We also welcome visits from our members who have a scheduled appointment with one of our team members. Please check our website at www.greatercaa.org for timely updates and pertinent information. We thank you for your patience as we play our part in keeping our staff and broader community safe.***

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.