Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) from California Employment Development Department (EDD) date to file extended to Dec. 18, 2017

posted 15 days ago by lizaloop@gmail.com from LO*OP Center, Inc. Labels: unemployment money lost_wages benefits pay

New Filing deadline: Dec. 18. DUA provides temporary unemployment benefits to jobless workers and self-employed people whose jobs or work hour losses are a direct result of the fires. EDD will first check to see if applicants can qualify for regular state unemployment benefits, and if not, process the claim for federal disaster benefits. Business owners or self-employed individuals who are ineligible for state unemployment benefits may qualify for DUA. Those whose unemployment benefits have run out, but are still unemployed due to the disaster, may also file a claim for DUA.

DUA applies to losses beginning the week of October 15, 2017, for qualifying individuals in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma, and Yuba counties. Eligible workers can receive benefits of up to $450 a week for a maximum period of 26 weeks.

Workers who are potentially eligible for DUA benefits meet one or more of the following criteria:

• Worked or were self-employed, or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment, in the disaster area.
• Cannot reach work because of the disaster or 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.
• Can 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 head of their households because of a death caused by the disaster.
• Have applied for and used all regular unemployment benefits from any state, or who do not qualify for unemployment benefits.

The fastest and easiest way for people to apply for DUA is to use EDD’s online application, “eApply4UI”, which is available in both English and Spanish. Claimants also can file for DUA by phone between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, Monday through Friday:

• English: 1-800-300-5616
• Spanish: 1-800-326-8937
• Chinese (Cantonese): 1-800-547-3506
• Chinese (Mandarin): 1-866-303-0706
• Vietnamese: 1-800-547-2058

see web site https://www.sonomacountyrecovers.org/disaster-unemployment-assistance-deadline-extended-californians-affected-recent-wildfires/


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