April 24, 2020

If you have been waiting for your opportunity to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the application is now open. In this STATUS UPDATE, we provide answers just for REALTORS® about this program.

We also give an update on the next round of relief funding moving through Congress.

Stay safe and continue to monitor all of the information distributed by health officials.

Please note that all of this content is available on the STATUS UPDATE page on ncrealtors.org.


Unemployment Benefits Application Now Open to Independent Contractors

North Carolinians can apply for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) beginning TODAY, April 24, 2020 at des.nc.gov. Yesterday, NC REALTORS® had an opportunity to talk with staff members from the NC Division of Employment Security and we’ve put together a NC REALTORS® specific Q&A HERE.

We encourage you to read our Q&A carefully before submitting your unemployment application.

You can find additional information about unemployment on the NC Division of Employment Security’s website including their updated information page about PUA applications, payments, and filing tips.

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