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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Fact Sheet

The purpose of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is to provide unemployment benefits and re-employment services to individuals who have become unemployed as a result of a major disaster and who are not eligible for regular State unemployment insurance. This fact sheet outlines general information pertaining to the requirements and conditions under which an individual may be eligible for DUA.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfDisaster Unemployment Assistance Fact Sheet

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program is available to states, local, tribal, and territories to provide unemployment benefits and reemployment services to individuals who have become unemployed as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration and who are not eligible for regular state unemployment insurance (UI). FEMA has delegated to the Secretary of Labor the responsibility of administering the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974, which pertains to the DUA program and payment of DUA benefit assistance.

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