Program Detail

Severe Weather April 2016

Mailing Address

800-621-3362 24 Hour Hotline - FEMA Tele-Registration Hotline
800-733-2767 24 Hour Hotline - American Red Cross Disaster Donation Hotline
800-939-6631 Main - Disaster Unemployment Benefits

Disaster Unemployment Services

DESCRIPTION:Accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the presidential disaster declaration for workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to severe storms. Applications for assistance must be submitted by May 27, 2016. Information for job seekers can be obtained at:

DUA, which is unemployment insurance benefits made available especially for victims of disaster, is available to individuals who:

Have applied for and used all regular unemployment benefits from any state, or do not qualify for unemployment benefits
Worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment in the disaster area,
Can no longer work or perform services because of physical damage or destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of the disaster
Establish that the work or self-employment they can no longer perform was their primary source of income
Cannot perform work or self-employment because of an injury as a direct result of the disaster
Became the breadwinner or major support of a household because of the death of the head of household

INTAKE PROCEDURE:Can apply online at the website or can apply by calling the Tele-Center Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Make sure that applications specify that the application is related to damage caused by the severe storms


Social Security number
Copy of the most recent federal income tax form or check stubs
Any other documentation to support that person was working or self-employed when the disaster occurred

ELIGIBILITY:Workers who lost their jobs and/or self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to April 2016's severe storms


  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Other service(s) offered at this location:
  • American Red Cross Donations | American Red Cross Donations(more info...)
  • Disaster Debris Removal | Disaster Debris Removal(more info...)
  • Fema Disaster Recovery Assistance | Fema Post Disaster Assistance(more info...)

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