If an injured employee has received unemployment benefits under the Employment Security
Law for any week with respect to which he is entitled to workers' compensation benefits
for temporary total or permanent and total disability, the employment benefits paid
for such weeks may be deducted from the award to be paid as compensation. If an injured employee has received unemployment benefits for any week with respect
to which he is entitled to workers' compensation benefits for partial disability as
provided in G.S. 97-30, the unemployment benefits paid for such weeks may be deducted from the award to
be paid only to the extent that the sum of the unemployment benefits and workers'
compensation payable for such week exceeds two-thirds of the injured employee's average
weekly wages as determined by the Commission in accordance with G.S. 97-2(5). Benefits payable under G.S. 97-31 for permanent partial disability or other permanent injury shall not be subject to
reduction because of the receipt of unemployment benefits.
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