You may be eligible for 3 forms of assistance.
Payment will be made to an unemployed worker, who as a direct result of a presidentially-declared major disaster:
- No longer has a job,
- Is unable to reach the place of work,
- Was to commence work and does not have a job or is unable to reach the job,
- Has become the breadwinner for the household because the head of household died as a direct result of the disaster (If you became a breadwinner due to the death of a self-employed individual as a direct result of the disaster, you are considered an unemployed worker for DUA purposes), or
- Cannot work because of a disaster-incurred injury.
With exceptions for persons with an injury and for self-employed individuals performing activities to return to self-employment, individuals must be able to work and available for work, which are the same requirements to be eligible for regular state unemployment insurance benefits.
To determine your eligibility for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, you should contact the state unemployment insurance agency in the state where you are located as soon as possible after becoming unemployed. In some states, you can now file a claim by telephone and the Internet.
To find a One-Stop Career Center near you, visit http://www.servicelocator.org or call 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627). For further information on One-Stop service delivery under the Workforce Investment Act, visit http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce.
Or you may call:
If you need additional assistance with questions about this program, you can also contact your state or local office. Locations and contact information can be found at: