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Media Advisory - Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Looms for Workers Hit by Hurricane Delta

Release Date:
November 17, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. –The Louisiana Workforce Commission and FEMA remind workers who lost jobs as a result of Hurricane Delta that the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is looming.


Workers in Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vermillion Parishes have until 11:59 p.m. CST Nov. 19 to apply.

DUA is available to those who:

  • Worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment;
  • 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 no longer can perform was their principal source of income;
  • Do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits from any state;
  • Cannot perform work or self-employment because of an injury as a direct result of the disaster; or
  • Became the breadwinner or major support of a household because of the death of the head of household.


Applicants can apply by visiting www.laworks.net, the Helping Individuals Reach Employment portal.


For the latest information on Hurricane Delta, visit fema.gov/disaster/4570. Or, follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6

Last updated March 17, 2021