RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Starting Friday, thousands of North Carolinians now have the opportunity to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) through North Carolina's Division of Employment Security. The eligibility comes amid funding provided by Congress as part of the recently passed CARES Act.
Eligible applicants are able to apply on the DES website. To determine eligibility, applicants must meet the following:
The Division of Employment Security recommends applicants have all of their necessary documents when applying to avoid any delay in processing. DES identifies examples of those documents as:
Examples of documents to show COVID-19 as the reason for the loss of work:
Once approved, eligible recipients should expect to receive a paycheck in 14 days.
For more information on eligibility, FAQs, as well as how to apply, visit the DES website.