Tell us your story about the unemployment system.
The NC Justice Center is collecting stories from North Carolinians about their experiences seeking, receiving and keeping unemployment benefits during COVID. The stories we collect will help us illustrate the need for a strong unemployment system as we advocate with decision makers. We will not share your story publicly without your express permission. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns about sharing your story.
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Name *
Please tell us your first and last name.
How may we share your story? Please check all that apply. *
Email address *
Phone *
NC zip code where you live *
This will help us identify the elected officials who represent you.
The $600/week federal unemployment supplement expired at the end of July, meaning people who need unemployment benefits are now only receiving state benefits. Tell us about the impact of the loss of these funds has has on you and your household/family.
Some people have run out of benefits entirely because our state system has one of the shortest benefits durations (12 weeks) of any state in the country. If you've completely lost your benefits, please share how this has impacted you.
(Optional) If you're still receiving benefits, how much is your weekly unemployment benefit now that the federal supplement has ended?
If you've been called back to work at less than full-time, and it's caused you to lose unemployment benefits, please tell us how this has impacted you.
Is there anything else you'd like to share about your experience seeking/receiving/keeping unemployment benefits?
Please choose any of the ways you'd be willing to tell your story. We will provide feedback and support for anyone choosing to share their story.
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