The North Carolina Division of Employment Security is reminding people that the Federal extension of benefits, better known as the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program, will expire at the end of the month.
The unemployment measure was designed to help the State repay $2.5 billion owed to the federal government for paying jobless benefits more quickly by cutting future maximum weekly jobless benefits from $535 to $350. Recipients will only receive benefits for 20 weeks, instead of 26.
Because of this change, thousands of people are expected to turn to human services for help.
"Anyone in human services is concerned.