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Disaster Unemployment Assistance


Are you or have you been unemployed due to the hurricane? If so here is where to apply for temporary assistance for workers unemployed as a result of a major disaster. Examples of workers who qualify:

  • Self employed individuals who lost their business or saw it interrupted.
  • Workers whose place of business was damaged and work is not available.
  • Workers who can no longer reach their place of employment.
  • Workers unemployed due to the disaster.
  • Workers scheduled to begin work but can no longer because the place of employment was damaged or destroyed.
  • Workers outside disaster declaration area may be eligible if their employer was impacted leading to their unemployment.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is a federal program administrated by the states that kicks in when a disaster declaration is made by the President of the United States. The program provides temporary financial assistance for workers unemployed as the result of a major disaster.

United Way

Get additional links for assistance from the United Way Florida’s disaster relief website at


1-800-621-FEMA (3362)