AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of Tropical Storm Imelda.
Individuals affected by the storm in Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery and Orange Counties can apply online through Unemployment Benefit Services or by calling a TWC Tele-Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 800-939-6631.
DUA, which is an unemployment insurance benefit made available especially for victims of disaster, is available to individuals who:
have applied for and used all regular unemployment benefits from any state, or do not qualify for unemployment;
worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work in the disaster area;
can no longer work because of physical damage or destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of the disaster;
establish that the work or self-employment they can no longer perform was their primary source of income;
cannot perform work or self-employment because of an injury as a direct result of the disaster; or
became the breadwinner or major support of a household because of the death of the head of household.
Applications must be submitted by November 7, 2019. Individuals should specify that their applications are related to the damage caused by Tropical Storm Imelda.
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Source: Texas Workforce Commission