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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployed soon will have to provide photo identification when they receive weekly jobless cash benefits.

People will continue to be able file for benefits by telephone or online, but they’ll have to present a photo ID at their local workforce development office within four weeks of filing, likely starting Feb. 1.

Dale Folwell heads the Division of Employment Security. He said Wednesday the new requirements are designed to combat an increasing number of claims in which a person uses someone else’s name or Social Security number. Folwell says the state then seeks refunds from unsuspecting victims of the identity theft.

Several states already require photo IDs for benefits. Folwell says his agency in February also will require more details from the benefit recipients about job searches.

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3 Comments on "New ID requirement coming for jobless benefits"

2015 years 10 months ago

a new, clearly racially motivated act by the State to require unemployment recipients to present a photo id in order to continue benefits.

No doubt, it’s time for Reverend Farmer to pick up the gauntlet and rally all those who will have to make an in person appearance to continue their benefits.

Possible Concerns.

1. It will interfere with Opra and Springer viewing.

2. How will the recipient get to their local benefits office. Would not be fair to think in the same manner they get out weekly to make the required number of job applications.

Somebody high up must not have been thinking. Now this is a state matter. No trying to blame Bush. I guess they’ll want to saddle McCrory with this one.

2015 years 10 months ago

Really what are you ranting about….you start complaining before anyone even commented….not to mention the lady whom I assume you are referring to is spelled Oprah. Got a Question for you? who watches the manure pit while your at library using the internet????

2015 years 10 months ago

freedom of speech is outlawed unless 1 agrees with you or posts items which require minimal reading skills

and r u in Birmingham?


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