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Hurricane Ida

Recovery Information

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program helps individuals whose employment has been either lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster.  DUA is available to unemployed workers or self-employed individuals who became unemployed as a direct result of Hurricane Ida that are otherwise ineligible to receive state unemployment insurance benefits.  Workers that are already receiving unemployment insurance benefits due to COVID-19 should continue filing weekly claims, and not DUA.  The deadline to file a DUA claim as a result of Hurricane Ida is October 4, 2021.  To learn more about the program and see if you are eligible, click here.