Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is a federal program that provides temporary financial assistance to individuals who become unemployed or partially unemployed as a direct result of a major disaster.
The program is administered by the United States Department of Labor and is available to eligible individuals who are not eligible for regular state unemployment insurance benefits.
To be eligible for DUA, an individual must meet the following criteria:
- Be unemployed or partially unemployed as a direct result of a major disaster.
- Not be eligible for regular state unemployment insurance benefits.
- Be able and available to work, unless they are unable to do so due to injury caused by the disaster.
- File a timely application for DUA benefits.
The amount of DUA benefits is calculated based on the individual’s previous earnings and can be up to the maximum weekly benefit amount allowed in the state where the disaster occurred.
To apply for DUA, individuals should contact their state’s unemployment insurance agency or disaster recovery center. They will need to provide documentation of their previous earnings, as well as documentation of their unemployment or partial unemployment as a result of the disaster.
It’s important to note that DUA is only available in areas that have been designated as disaster areas by the federal government. The program is typically available for a limited time following the disaster and may be extended if necessary.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United states. Before an individual can be determined eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, it must be established that the individual is not eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits (under any state or federal law). The program is administered by states as agents of the federal government.
I applied for unemployment from July 2014 thru November 2014 and was approved and the lady told me I had a lot of money waiting and said I had to wait on my card which never came but because I 2as employed by the state I guess they were putting it on the old card but I went in and reactivated the card and was told because I did that it wiped my unemployment and I don’t get it and have to start where I was…that is a bunch of bull. I am entitled to that money and I need it, I still can’t get on my feet.
Please contact your local unemployment office