Hurricane Relief for Individuals

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Hurricane Sandy has impacted employers and employees in several different ways.  Many have lost income due to the effects of the disaster and are searching for ways to compensate for this loss.  Employees and self-employed individuals may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).  This is a Federal program that provides payments to people in a Federally declared disaster area who have lost work or income due to the disaster.  Because DUA is Federally funded, your unemployment insurance taxes will not be impacted if you have employees who qualify for assistance.  Applications should be filed as soon as possible and by the deadline of December 3, 2012.  For further information please refer to