Government Opens Alternative Filing Site For Unemployment
Unemployment Insurance UpdateAt a recent audio briefing from the White House Opportunity Revitalization Council, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the Small Business Administration, several announcements were made to streamline assistance efforts and unemployment insurance benefits.
The main message for communities and small businesses to know is that this crisis is not a lost cause, said SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza. "We're cutting as much red tape as possible," she added. The collaborative effort of the government and private sector companies are working on creative solutions to get the help needed as quickly as possible in the most efficient way possible. The Department of Labor is working with the National Governor's Association to allow each state to change laws quickly in an effort to expedite unemployment insurance benefits to those affected by the Coronavirus, said DOL Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Nick Lalpuis.
Unemployment Insurance is a joint state-federal program that provides cash benefits to eligible workers, which usually include those laid off from a job through no fault of their own. Each state sets its own guidelines for who is eligible and the amounts of benefits. Eligibility is the main area of change as well as the application and distribution process. In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits. For example, federal law now allows states to pay benefits where:
North Carolina Unemployment Filing Site:
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Other resources for workers and employersFederal, state, and local governments continue to develop resources and programs to deliver assistance to those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. CareerOneStop will continue to update this page as information is available. Check back here and also visit Coronavirus Resources from the U.S. Department of Labor for ongoing updates.