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How to File Your Weekly Certification for Unemployment in North Carolina

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If you are a North Carolina resident and have become unemployed through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits through the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. Once your initial application is approved, you must file weekly certifications with the commission to continue receiving benefits. During the time you are unemployed and receiving benefits, you are expected to actively seek work with different employers every week. Benefit amounts vary from person to person depending on income earned while employed.

Online

Gather the required information to file your weekly certification, including information on income you may have earned during the week.

Go to the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina website. Click "Individual Services," then click "File Your Weekly Certification."

Enter your user ID, which is the same as your Social Security number, and PIN to log in to the weekly certification system. You will have received a PIN when filing your initial claim.

Follow the instructions to submit the required information to file your weekly certification.

By Phone

Gather the required information to file your weekly certification, including your Social Security number and information on any and all income you may have earned during the week.

Call the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina Jobs Line at 1-888-372-3453. If your Social Security number ends with an odd number, you file your weekly certification by phone on Mondays and Wednesday through Saturday. If your Social Security number ends with an even number, you file your weekly certification by phone Tuesday through Saturday.

Follow the instructions to submit the required information to file your weekly certification.

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Richard Long is an English teacher in Toronto, Canada and has been writing for over five years. He has had work published in "Geist" and "Speak2Me" magazines and is currently completing a certificate in technical communication from George Brown College.