eCommons

DigitalCollections@ILR
ILR School
 

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

dc.contributor.authorWhittaker, Julie M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T15:34:57Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T15:34:57Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-24
dc.description.abstractDisaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are available only to those individuals who have become unemployed as a direct result of a declared major disaster. First created in 1970 through P.L. 91-606, DUA benefits are authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Relief Act (the Stafford Act), which authorizes the President to issue a major disaster declaration after state and local government resources have been overwhelmed by a natural catastrophe or, “regardless of cause, any fire, flood, or explosion in any part of the United States” (42 U.S.C. 5122(2)). The DUA program provides income support to individuals who become unemployed as a direct result of a major disaster and who are not eligible for regular Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits. DUA is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) through each state’s UC agency. DUA beneficiaries (because they are not entitled to regular UC) are not eligible to receive Extended Benefits (EB). This report contains information on how to ascertain if an individual is eligible for DUA benefits.
dc.description.legacydownloadsCRS_Disaster_Unemployment_Assistance_0817.pdf: 17 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
dc.identifier.other11274406
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/78646
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.isversionofA previous version of this report can be found here: https://hdl.handle.net/1813/78645
dc.relation.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/78645
dc.subjectDisaster Unemployment Assistance
dc.subjectDUA
dc.subjectFederal Emergency Management Agency
dc.subjectFEMA
dc.subjectunemployment
dc.titleDisaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
dc.typeunassigned
local.authorAffiliationWhittaker, Julie M.: Congressional Research Service

Files

Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
CRS_Disaster_Unemployment_Assistance_0817.pdf
Size:
614.3 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format