Countdown to the Unemployment Cliff: What about those eligibility changes and “suitable work” requirements?
On July 1, the federal emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) program will end in North Carolina and 70,000 out of work North Carolinians will lose access to this modest support (unless our state leaders take action).
In addition to creating the loss of EUC, HB 4 drastically cuts benefits. And that’s not all – HB4 eliminates several small, but crucial eligibility provisions and revises the “suitable work” requirements.
After July 1, 2013, North Carolinians will no longer be eligible for UI under:
- the family hardship provision, which allowed a worker to remain eligible for UI benefits if she lost a job solely because she was unable to accept work during a particular shift because of the inability to secure child care, eldercare, or care for a disabled family member.
- the disability and health provision, Read More…