Advice and Resolution Corner - Maximum Weekly Unemployment Benefit

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Published Date: 03/31/2014

 

George; Ports

By George Ports

 

Question:

 

Does the North Carolina maximum weekly unemployment benefit increase each year?

 

Answer:

 

Not anymore. This benefit was formerly indexed to North Carolina’s average weekly insured wage. Legislation passed in the 2013 North Carolina General Assembly (H4) however set the maximum weekly benefit to $350 per week requiring additional legislation to increase or decrease the maximum weekly benefit.

 

This action was taken to bring North Carolina in line with neighboring states such as:

 

Florida – $275
Georgia – $330
South Carolina – $326
Tennessee – $275
Virginia – $378

 

Current and past maximum unemployment weekly benefit amounts and their effective dates are as follows:

 

June 30, 2013 – $350 (current)
August 1, 2012 – $535
August 1, 2011 – $522
August 1, 2010 – $506
August 1, 2009 – $505
August 1, 2008 – $494
August 1, 2007 – $476

 

To learn more about North Carolina unemployment benefits and related topics, go to http://www.ncesc1.com/.

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