Deadline To Apply For Disaster Unemployment Assistance Extended In FL

By on November 1, 2017 in WNDB News

Florida – The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in Florida has been extended to Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

DUA is available to FL businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted due to Hurricane Irma. DUA is available to those who:

  • Worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment
  • Do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits from any state
  • Due to the disaster:
    • Are not able to work or perform services because of physical damage or destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of the disaster
    • Cannot reach the place of employment as a direct result of the disaster
    • Cannot perform work or self-employment because of an injury caused as a direct result of the disaster
    • Became the breadwinner or major supporter of a household because the head of household died as a direct result of the disaster.

Applicants will be required to provide their social security number, check stubs, and documents that support the claim that they were working or self-employed when Hurricane Irma struck. In some cases, additional documentation may be required. In order to get DUA benefits, all required documents have to be submitted within 21 days from the date that the DUA application is filed.

DUA is available for weeks of unemployment beginning on September 10, 2017, until March 17, 2018, as long as the applicant’s unemployment continues to be a direct result of the disaster.

To file a DUA claim go to FloridaJobs.org, or call 1-800-204-2418.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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