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Old 05-23-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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Seen this on the Huffington Post today --- Good luck trying to get back money from the unemployed.......

North Carolina Unemployment System May Have Overpaid THOUSANDS



RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina agency says thousands of long-term unemployed people could owe the state money because the agency mistakenly overpaid them.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Tuesday that the Employment Security Commission made about $28 million in overpayments to jobless North Carolinians over the last two years.

The agency last week began sending letters to about 38,000 people who it says were either overpaid or underpaid through no fault of their own.

The agency estimates about 15 percent of recipients were underpaid and will be eligible for additional benefits.

Overpayments could be forgiven if people apply for a waiver, but the commission wasn't able to say how those requests would be evaluated.
This is old news. It's got nothing to do with today's EB issue. Except for the fact that Governor Perdue stepped in to the debate and told the ESC they could not demand repayment from the unemployed to fix the ESC's mistake.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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First Posted: 09-28-10 09:16 AM | Updated: 09-28-10 09:23 AM


Right I saw the article it is actually from Last Year 2010
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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This is old news. It's got nothing to do with today's EB issue. Except for the fact that Governor Perdue stepped in to the debate and told the ESC they could not demand repayment from the unemployed to fix the ESC's mistake.

Wow looking at the date of the article it is almost a year old................
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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This is from 9-28-2010.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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heres the link to the facebook page


Reinstate NC Extended Benefits for the Unemployed Now | Facebook
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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Daniel: Senate won't cut school funds as much as House | morganton.com


Another hard-edged issue dividing the governor and the legislature is rewriting a state law so approximately 42,000 North Carolinians may receive up to 99 weeks of unemployment benefits. Daniel said a provision to allow that extension is part of the Senate’s budget.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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Extending unemployment benefits dividing Gov. Perdue and NC Legislature

Daniel: Senate won't cut school funds as much as House | morganton.com
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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Wow looking at the date of the article it is almost a year old................
Seeing that brought up again kinda raised my anxiety. But yes, it is old and there's pages and pages of that topic buried in this thread. It was likely a big reason why our NCESC rep stopped posting here. He knew, in advance, that this massive overpayment issue was on the horizon and told us that he will need to cut communication to this forum. It's a shame since he was SO helpful to us, but I think we all understood his perspective. We learned alot from him though and I encourage anyone to search this thread and read jdljr's posts because alot of what he said still applies today.

But yes, it was pretty nerve-wrenching...getting multiple letters from the NCESC saying you owe them thousands of dollars due to some mismanagement on the agency's part. And we were told by the Governor herself, that heads at the NCESC were going to roll. Of course, time ticks on by, people forget, and I don't think there was any significant changes made or any individuals reprimanded.

The NCESC hasn't exactly made it very easy for us. But, in their defense, their infrastructure is just not designed to support the amount of claimants that have flooded the system since 2007. I even think jdljr once said that it's a 1990's system and that it's incredibly difficult for the agency to upgrade in the middle of madness. But I think they've done some upgrades.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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Seeing that brought up again kinda raised my anxiety. But yes, it is old and there's pages and pages of that topic buried in this thread. It was likely a big reason why our NCESC rep stopped posting here. He knew, in advance, that this massive overpayment issue was on the horizon and told us that he will need to cut communication to this forum. It's a shame since he was SO helpful to us, but I think we all understood his perspective. We learned alot from him though and I encourage anyone to search this thread and read jdljr's posts because alot of what he said still applies today.

But yes, it was pretty nerve-wrenching...getting multiple letters from the NCESC saying you owe them thousands of dollars due to some mismanagement on the agency's part. And we were told by the Governor herself, that heads at the NCESC were going to roll. Of course, time ticks on by, people forget, and I don't think there was any significant changes made or any individuals reprimanded.

The NCESC hasn't exactly made it very easy for us. But, in their defense, their infrastructure is just not designed to support the amount of claimants that have flooded the system since 2007. I even think jdljr once said that it's a 1990's system and that it's incredibly difficult for the agency to upgrade in the middle of madness. But I think they've done some upgrades.

The online system, while it has some capacity issues, works really well.
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