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Old 03-10-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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I'm going to go ahead and repost this question since I didn't catch any responses on it and jdljr is back reading this thread. My original post was as follows:

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.

Do you think the request he did is going to release my money to me, or do you think I'm going to have to come in person monday afternoon?
If you exhausted regular UI on Feb 20th and your claim set up Tier 1 but didn't pay (and has a "15" pay type code on weeks you've tried to certify), someone simply needs to do this:

A "dummy" A1 transaction needs to be done using the eligibility date shown for Tier 1 on the B.46 screen in the "Old Tier 1" field, and then use 02212010 as the date in the "New Tier 1" field. And leave the "Redetermine All" field blank.

If what I indicated in my first paragraph is your problem, then what I indicated in my 2nd paragraph is the fix. You'd have to ask someone whether you have a Tier 1 balance showing and "15" paytype codes where Tier 1 should have kicked in.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:28 PM
 
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I know what you mean KC. My problem is that my education which ended formally almost 20 years ago does not match my work experience at all. So entry level positions that match my education pay nothing. There are very few positions that match my work experience. That is why the local rep suggested I start my own business. I just do not have the funds available to do that right now.
I hear you on that!
It takes a good deal of funds to start(most) self employment., even with the loans the government wants to help with.
I checked into this before my layoff.
They'd match me at 50%.
"If" I qualified., I'd have to pay back$$ over a 5 year period.

Couldn't imagine sinking 50% into something I was unsure of and coming up with my half of a questionable business venture, just couldn't happen.

Sure wish there was money in selling Seashells by the Seashore... beach here come!
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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jdljr---Thank you so very much for coming back so soon! It was great talking to you today & I truly appreciated your explanation regarding the letters.

As you can see, you are very needed & appreciated by most everyone on this thread.

Your patience is amazing to me! Thanks again!
Thanks!
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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Jdljr, welcome back!
I asked you a simular question last week. Just getting nervous if I should do this OR not...?
I'll try to keep this short. I've decided(?) to take some part time hours next week which will total aprox.$458.00 that I will claim when I certify on March20th.
This amount is 2 1/2 of what I make weekly on my new 2nd year UI amount($183.00) with only a $36.00 earning allowance weekly.
I know they'll have to hold out my pay for 2 weeks and almost 1/2 of the 3rd week.
Will this cause issues with esc, since the amount I'm going to make is so much more than what I get paid on my benefit amount.
If it will freeze my unemployment, or cause something to pop up with "intervening employment" ect... I've decieded to not work the temp/ PT job. I've worked some temp. hrs before but never had to claim more than my weekly benefit amount .
thanks for some help with this
No, it won't cause ESC to do anything to your claim, it won't look suspicious. It's simply a temporary job for which you'll report income each week that you're working. And if by chance someone down the road says they need to use it as your last employer, so be it...the job would have ended because the work ended...you wouldn't have quit or gotten fired, it would still be a lack of work.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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everybody stop pointing fingers at people who had arguments with JDLJR. it's a done deal. no need for these reminders. it's obvious he is appreciated and needed.
we should all send the thank you letter to his local office. unless, he doesn't want his co-workers to know about that. but if it is ok by him, we should help him in return with something and send a thank you letter or some kind of letter.
Thanks for the thought of kindness but naaah, don't send anything. And not because people in my office don't know I do this...there are actually several people in my office who do know I do this who also say they wouldn't, lol. Maybe like deerest said, one day I'll reap benefits from providing kindness. Maybe a promotion will be in my future!
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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No, it won't cause ESC to do anything to your claim, it won't look suspicious. It's simply a temporary job for which you'll report income each week that you're working. And if by chance someone down the road says they need to use it as your last employer, so be it...the job would have ended because the work ended...you wouldn't have quit or gotten fired, it would still be a lack of work.
ok, I feel better about it!
thankya ,thankya!
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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After surfing this website, you are clearly the expert here, but i cant seem to find ANYTHING from NC to confirm this. In fact, the only references I can find on offical state sites seem to say the opposite.

I understand this is a new/changed policy, but is there any place you can direct me to confirm this with the State?

Thanks!!
I don't know if this will help or not, but check these links out. The first one is from April 2009. The whole document is an amendment to the (then) current General Statute. Each section shows corrections made to certain areas of the statute through strikethroughs. Section C you'll notice that Severance Pay is stricken.

House Bill 1090-First Edition

This next link shows the same statute later in 2009, and notice in Section C Severance is gone from the statute (as it was stricken in the above link).

http://www.osp.state.nc.us/RIF/hrpros/Unemployment%20Insurance%20and%20Severance.pdf (broken link)
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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I have been surviving on unemployment benefits since 11/2008. My current benefit year expires 11/2010, but I did receive a letter saying I was ineligible for EUC due to insufficient base period wages. It seems to me that requirement would be waived in this time of record unemployment. If I could get a job in order to satisfy the 1.5 requirement; I probably wouldn't need unemployment benefits..

Does anyone know if the 1.5 times requirement is NC only; or is it a federal requirement?
Honestly, I don't know. If you're ineligible for EUC in your new benefit year, but you have unused EUC in your previous benefit year, they can pull that unused EUC forward into your new benefit year for you to draw.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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I've been posting and getting good answers on this post for a long time. I want to share my situation and hope others who may be dealing with the same thing can, if nothing else, at least worry and be frustrated with me. I started ue benefits in November of 2008. I got 21 weeks. I got 16 weeks of Tier 1, 10.5 weeks of tier 2, qualified for EB and recieved one week before my benefit year ended. (I had a couple of weeks of contract work which threw off the weeks -that is why they do not add up to 52). My 2nd benefit year started in November of 2009. I recieved 13 weeks. I was called in for a RES meeting, which I attended including everything that was offered to me. I was able to create a professional relationship with a local rep. Due to one day of work, my benfits were thrown off by $10 and I got that on Feb. 28th. I do not meet the 1.5 rule for extensions in this new year. Now, according to what I have read, my tier 3 should pull forward. When I tried to certify this week the system would not let me instead it takes me to a screen saying all benefits exhausted. I emailed the local rep who told me my benefits were exhausted. I asked about a Pull forward. She said she knew nothing about that and would talk to her supervisor. I waited two days and then after talking with a friend who is a simular situation called the 1-866-795-8877 number. (My friend called this number and the person she spoke with (unfortunately she did not get his name) was able to fix her file manually. When I called I was told there was nothing they could do there and the IT department would have to fix it. She said she would put my file on her supervisors desk and that was all she could do period. She told me my friend was lying and they couldn't do anything there. She was very rude. I told her I knew they were busy and not eveyone was being polite but I just needed help. She held firm that she could do nothing. she couldn't tell me who to call or what to do but just wait and see if it works itself out. I am hoping that Jdljr is right and all this will be fixed at the beginning of April when they run the next pull forward. However, I will not be paid for back weeks because I can not even certify right now. I am at the end of my rope and just in a holding pattern. If anyone can offer anything else other than just wait and see I'd really appreciate it. Also anyone else in the same situation? Misery loves company! LOL No really I'd be more comfortable knowing it wasn't just me and would have more hope tht it will eventually be fixed.

WELCOME BACK JDLJR!!!!!!
It sounds like yes, you are waiting for a "pull forward" of EUC from your previous benefit year, coupled with missing the 2/21 phase out date (that has now been extended to April). So your claim may have a couple issues going. My regional claims specialist told me today that they are going to be running the pull forward program every Tuesday now. She wasn't sure if it ran last night. If it DID run but your claim did NOT get pulled forward, someone in your local office needs to be in touch with their regional claims specialist to have that person look into it.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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Well I got a nasty letter from ESC. They said they overpaid me for all those weeks in November til January, the extension that Obama and Congress passed. It seems I had worked for 2 weeks in the year before that threw off my extension and made me ineligible. I only worked 2 weeks though, and was with a temporary company! I guess legally they can disqualify you, even though I have the right to appeal this, I don't know if I could win. I did quit that job simply because it was such a crappy assignment and barely paid minimum wage , literally. So I guess they can say I refused work. I'm hoping that JLJDR can maybe offer some insight on this , if I should file an appeal. I only have a couple more days to send in the appeal, but if there's a hearing what will come of that. Stuck between a rock and a hard place and now I have no way of paying back those 14 weeks or so that I have to pay back, all on account of 2 measely weeks of temporary employment. Please offer some hope somebody!!
Also, I was (still am) waiting on tier 4, but now I guess that will be cut off to me since supposedly I'm ineligible in the first place.
Well, the overpayment could be something else. Some people had EUC pulled forward into their new benefit year that had already been exhuasted in their previous benefit year. The system pulled the wrong Tier forward. But perhaps this isn't your issue.

Are they saying perhaps that the wrong last employer was used when your last claim was filed? If that's the case and they have to re-do your claim with the correct last employer, then yes, those weeks would be considered overpaid until they get the claim established with the correct last employer. Especially if your last employer was a "quit" and should have been/needs to be adjudicated.

Admittedly, without looking at your claim my guesses are just that...guesses. Go to your local office and meet with a consultant who hopefully would be able to clarify everything.

Also, if the overpayment is legitimate you can request a waiver of overpayment, stating why you believe you shouldn't have to pay the overpayment back.
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