Imelda disaster aid available in six countiesImelda disaster aid available in six countieshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=232422019-10-08T05:00:00Z2019-10-09T19:00:00Z

​​​​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 d​​​​o 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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