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One Week Left to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Release date: 
February 5, 2018
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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The deadline to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is Friday, Feb. 9.

Employees or self-employed individuals who became unemployed as a direct consequence of Hurricane Irma or Maria may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. All 78 municipalities are authorized for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Eligible workers must apply for benefits by Feb. 9 in one of the following ways:

More than $4.5 million has been provided in Disaster Unemployment Assistance to 20,000 Puerto Rico survivors.


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-FEMA (3262) (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: 
February 9, 2018 - 08:40