North Carolina Unemployment Required Documents Information 

What Documents Do I Need to File an Unemployment Claim in North Carolina

When filing an unemployment claim in North Carolina, you must complete the Take Home Packet and answer all the questions at the end of the form. To provide accurate information and submit a valid claim, you will need the following information:

  • Social Security Number
  • Your full legal name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your address and telephone number
  • Your education level
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must provide your Alien Registration Number.
  • Employer information from your last three employers. You need to indicate the employer’s name, address and telephone number. And include your job title and the reason for separation.

There are certain circumstances that require additional documentation and special processing. You’ll need to contact the Remote Services Center if one or more of the following circumstances apply to you:

  • You worked out-of-state but live in North Carolina.
  • You worked in more than two different states.
  • Your separation of work was caused by competition with foreign goods.
  • You were employed as a civilian for the federal government.
  • You served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Non-U.S. citizens can also apply for unemployment benefits; however, they need to demonstrate they have legal authority to work in the United States. They need to present their Alien Registration documents certified by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. There are other documents the State accepts as reasonable proof of immigration status; you can consult with the DES office for additional details. You won’t be eligible for unemployment benefits until you can provide evidence of satisfactory immigration status.

You need to meet several requirements to be eligible and qualify for unemployment benefits. Make sure you:

  • Are actively seeking a job.
  • Are available for work.
  • Are able to work.
  • Don’t refuse any offer of suitable work. is a privately owned website that is not owned or operated by any government agency.