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Apply for Unemployment Benefits at NC DES

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Who to turn to for North Carolina unemployment insurance and tax information? Where you can apply for Unemployment Benefits? That’s North Carolina Division of Employment Security (DES) where you are able to access Claim Services, UI Tax Services, Account Services, Workforce Solutions and many other resources available at www.ncesc.com.

How to set up an account at NC DES?
Visit NC DES official website and move to the head bar to find the “LOGIN TO MY ACCOUNT” tab. If you are already a user, sign in with your User ID and PIN. If you are a new user, your 9-digit Social Security Number will be your User ID, and the PIN will be able to establish at the end of the claim filing process.

North Carolina Employment and Unemployment Resource Center

For a business account, the PIN number will be mailed to you after you completed an Employer Status Report and were assigned an account number.

Mind the Hours of Login Availability. Remember to click on the “Logout” button when you are finished using the NC DES website so as to protect your personal information.

How to apply for UI Benefits at UC DES?
Before filing a claim, you need to firstly register with the North Carolina Division of Workforce Solutions for assistance with re-employment. Then find the appropriate link under Claim Services. Click the link and view the eligibility requirements to make sure you are an eligible applicant. The service is available 24/7.

The application process will take about 30 minutes. You can also apply for UI benefits by calling toll free (877) 841-9617. You can save your work and return to complete the process later. When you finish, pay attention to the final instructions.

To begin, you need to enter your Social Security Number. If you have a question during your application process, contact DES by calling 1-888-737-0259.

North Carolina Employment and Unemployment Resource Center

For more resources, please visit www.ncesc.com or refer to Reference Links below.

Reference Links

  1. North Carolina DES FAQs – www.ncesc1.com/main/faqMain.asp
  2. Contact DES – www.ncesc1.com/main/contactMain.asp