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Old 03-09-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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I began drawing Unemployment benefits November, 2008. I have been pulled into each extension.

However two weeks ago I received letters from NCESC. The first said I was monitarily eligible for Second Tier EUC maximum benefit amount $6,916. The next day I received another letter saying I was not monetarily eligible to receive Emergency Unemployment (EUC) due to insufficient base period wages. I went to the local office and the guy told me I was pretty much finished and should apply with Social Services. He did look further to see I was eligible for $4,000. from my first benefit year and that is been pulled forward.

What I don't understand is the Federal Government is working on extending emergency unemployment benefits through the end of 2010 for long term unemployed workers and others. So it seems they are saying I do not qualify because I haven't earned enough money since I began filing. Of course I haven't, that's why I'm still on unemployment !

This is so confusing to me. Will those unemployed since 2008 and prior be excluded from any future emergency extensions because of insufficient earnings?
You are not alone in your confusion! Sounds like you maybe went into a second benefit year, no? If your 1st yr ended in Nov. 2009...did you open a new benefit yr that may have recently exhausted? Sounds like it. If so, I think one letter was to let you know that based on the 1.5 rule, you are not eligible for extensions to your NEW year. The other letter that says you ARE eligible, was referring to your OLD year....I suspect that is what is going on, as the same thing happened to me. What was confusing to me is that I had already exhausted Tier 2, so the letter I got saying I was eligible for T2 baffles me. My understanding was that I was eligiblefor Tier 3 (three!) not Tier 2, so, again, this is a source of confusion for me as well.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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Hi, exhausted my regular benefits on 2/21/10, I received the letter telling me I am monetarily eligible for Tier 3 EUC, and to simply continue filing my claim as usual. So that's what I did. Online Sunday the 28th. Today is March 7th and I have not been paid for last week, and I'm considering whether to certify again online tonight in hopes that it pays me tomorrow? Or is the online certification what's causing me to not get paid?

My claim profile/payment history is as listed
No active issues on my claim, last week paid was the week ending 2/20 (and that is what the website payment history reflects)
Benefit year started 10/11/2009
Benefit year ends 10/9/2009
I have a "Regular Active Claim"
Total possible $6901
Paid:3834
Balance: 3067
Yesterday I went in person to the office in Raleigh, and after a hefty wait, sat down with a claims representative who viewed my claim and told me that everything is in order but my payments are frozen due to this programming error they're all talking about. She set me up with an appointment to see a claims specialist monday afternoon. This person is supposed to "Release my payments" to me. That's a little too long for me to wait to get paid, so I got on the phone this morning and got in touch with a claims specialist who went through, determined I'm eligible for extended benefits, and put in a request to "pull forward" my tier 1 benefits. He said that should go through by the end of this week. Does anybody know whether these two things are equivalent? Whether what I did on the phone is going to get me paid or if I need to plan on making the monday meeting. I'm supposed to get on a plane for New York this friday and so it really is a hassle to come in monday.

Obviously if I'm not paid by monday, I plan on going back in person, but I was just curious as to whether anybody knew if the pull forward thing is a common fix/applicable to my situation, or if that request isn't going to cut it.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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You are not alone in your confusion! Sounds like you maybe went into a second benefit year, no? If your 1st yr ended in Nov. 2009...did you open a new benefit yr that may have recently exhausted? Sounds like it. If so, I think one letter was to let you know that based on the 1.5 rule, you are not eligible for extensions to your NEW year. The other letter that says you ARE eligible, was referring to your OLD year....I suspect that is what is going on, as the same thing happened to me. What was confusing to me is that I had already exhausted Tier 2, so the letter I got saying I was eligible for T2 baffles me. My understanding was that I was eligiblefor Tier 3 (three!) not Tier 2, so, again, this is a source of confusion for me as well.

I think that the tier two letter was a revision adding the extra 4% that was apart of the same bill autorizing tier 3 and 4.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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If Jdjlr were here he could give you a good answer. Why is your benefit year start in Feb and not Sept?
Because i didn't file until Feb of 2009. I am going to a local office tomorrow to ask for the print out of all my benefits paid and what i am eligible to. This way i can figure out what and when. I am starting to have a headache.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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KC
That is exactly my situation. I'll let you know as soon as I get through to them.
Thanks so much, I really appreciate it
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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Because i didn't file until Feb of 2009. I am going to a local office tomorrow to ask for the print out of all my benefits paid and what i am eligible to. This way i can figure out what and when. I am starting to have a headache.
Good luck! While that is probably the only option, I haven't gotten good answers at my local office or the 866-795-8877 number. Honestly I am not sure anybody really knows what is going on. I think the deadline expiration in Feb. has cause all the mess. Maybe the IT department will get it all straight soon.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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Thanks so much, I really appreciate it
KC Be sure to check out my post #983. As things go along I let you know.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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If Jdjlr were here he could give you a good answer. Why is your benefit year start in Feb and not Sept?

Hummm...if you have been out of work since 2008, but waited until Feb. 2010...is this correct? If so, it sounds like you may unfortunately be out of luck. They determine eligibility based on the the 5 previous quarters of the calendar year, I think. You can find more details on the ESC website. Sounds like you have been unemployed, thus earning no money for the past 5 quarters, so there is nothing to base a claim on. I hope for your sake I'm wrong, but again, we lost our expert claims rep who has been helping us, due to a troll who can't resist spewing insults, so the rep got fed up & stopped posting to this thread.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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I think that the tier two letter was a revision adding the extra 4% that was apart of the same bill autorizing tier 3 and 4.
Most of the revision letters were regarding week #14 of T2, which is actually 4% of the original benefit amt. In my case....I'm terribly messed up b/c I got tWO revision letters...one for the 4%, and the other was revising my T2 (which should actually be T3). See- I got a letter on 2/15 stating I was elig for T2. Got another letter on 2/15 saying I was INelig, for T2. Then got another letter stating I was elig for T2 with a monetary determination of benefits which was the same weekly amt as my year 2( this was also 2/15)---so I got THREE letters on 2/15! THEN, on 2/18, i got a letter saying I was elig for TIER TWO (which I think is wrong---it is Tier THREE that I'm elig for) with a monetary amt. of my OLD benefit year. It had "revision" at the top. THEN on 3/2 I got the "revision" 4% letter.

I have been getting what I thought was Tier 3 in the weekly amt of my old yr & jdljr told me it was for 50% of my original benefit of yr#1, or 9 weeks. I have been getting benefits for 4 weeks, but when I certified on Sunday, I got the message saying I had 2 weeks or less remaining. So--something has gone awry for me definitely! Somehow I think they are confusing yr 1 & 2 benefits.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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KC Be sure to check out my post #983. As things go along I let you know.
I'll be sure to do that, thanks again!
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