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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended to February 9

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January 12, 2018
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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The United States Department of Labor extended the filing deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to February 9, 2018.

Managed by the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and funded by FEMA, DUA provides unemployment benefits and re-employment services to individuals who became unemployed due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Unemployed individuals must register with the Puerto Rico Department of Labor.

Since the program started on September 21, 2017 DUA has disbursed $2,428,610 in unemployment assistance.

To apply for DUA, call the Puerto Rico Department of Labor at 787-945-7900 or visit: http://www2.pr.gov/Directorios/Pages/InfoAgencia.aspx?PRIFA=067


Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service.) Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). TTY call 800 -462-7585.

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Last Updated: 
January 12, 2018 - 12:43