Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-05-11 17:47:41 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) — Workers in three counties in Tennessee are now able to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) after being hit by a severe storm in late March.
President Joe Biden has declared the counties of Davidson, Williamson, and Wilson as major disaster areas.
DUA provides temporary unemployment benefits to workers or self-employed workers whose livelihoods have been lost or interrupted due to a catastrophe. The benefits are for those who do not meet the regular unemployment eligibility requirements.
The US Department of Labor will fund the DUA program and benefits will be managed by the Tennessee Department of Labor.
The petitioner must meet certain criteria to qualify for DUA, such as unemployment for a week from the date of the disaster, failure to arrive at work after the disaster, an individual planning to start work, or no work. Must be. If present, the individual became the primary support due to the death of the head of household due to the disaster, or the individual was unable to work due to injury during the disaster.
DUA applications must be submitted within 30 days of their availability being announced. Applicants must provide proof of employment and can confirm employment using an income tax return, bank statement, pay slip, or work order. If the petitioner is unable to provide proof of employment when he first applies, please submit the documents within 21 calendar days of filing the petition.
Workers in the affected area who wish to file a complaint Apply online Please call here or call 877-813-0950.
DUA payments are typically paid for up to 26 weeks from the first week after the disaster begins.
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