When will extra $600 a week begin appearing in NC unemployment checks?

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina officials released information Sunday night about when the extra $600 per week unemployment payments will begin appearing after Friday’s approval of the $2.2 trillion federal coronavirus stimulus (CARES Act).

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper already said that the first coronavirus-related unemployment payments will be paid starting next week as North Carolina is flooded with tens of thousands of claims.

But, Sunday evening, the North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security outlined some details about the extra weekly $600 from the federal government.

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“We expect to receive guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor later this week about how to implement the changes, including the change that allows for an additional $600 in weekly unemployment benefits,” division spokeswoman Kerry McComber said in a news release.

McComber added that the additional $600 will be for weeks ending April 4 to July 31.

Officials also revealed that those extra payments will begin going out about two weeks after guidance is provided. 

And, an important item, any benefits that are owed will be paid retroactively, officials said.

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