North Carolina COVID-19 Unemployment Payments Starting to go Out

RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina's first unemployment checks will be going this week for people who lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

Workers must complete weekly certifications online to get their checks, which determine whether a person is eligible to receive a payment.

“Thousands of workers have lost jobs, but their bills don’t stop. My administration is working overtime to get unemployment checks out now. We’ll keep pushing every day for more state and federal help to save our workers and their families,” said Governor Cooper.

Workers applying for benefits must complete their weekly certifications in order to receive unemployment insurance payments. The weekly certification is a series of ‘yes or no’ questions that helps determine a person’s eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits each week. If a person does not complete a weekly certification, they will not receive a payment for that week. 

The weekly certification must be completed through the individual’s online account at

Visit WCNC for more details.

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