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FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY HURRICANE
Media release: State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said he’s been assured by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta that assistance will be available for Georgians disrupted by Hurricane Irma. Often after a natural disaster, companies are closed for days or weeks. When that happens, employees can lose income for extended periods. Butler said help can be made available through Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), a program administered here by the Georgia Department of Labor. Eligible workers can get as much as $330 a week for up to 26 weeks if they are unable to return to work due to damage from Hurricane Irma. The determination of DUA eligibility will be made only after the storm hits, damage is assessed and a federal disaster has been declared by the President. DUA differs from regular state unemployment insurance in that it provides benefits to people who are self-employed, farmers, diversified farming operators, loggers, commission-paid employees, and others who are not eligible under the state’s program. Commissioner Butler said his department stands ready to assist both employers and employees in the wake of landfall from Irma. The department has established toll free numbers for employers (1-855-436-7365) and employees (1-877-709-8185) seeking help to call. Directions have also been placed on the departmental website, dol.georgia.gov.