News Alert: DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE DEADLINE INFORMATION
Posted: 9/6/2012 2:21:59 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE DEADLINE INFORMATION
Posted Date: 9/6/2012 10:00 AM

People whose jobs have been lost or interrupted as a direct result of Hurricane Isaac in parishes approved for FEMA’s individual disaster assistance are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

Anyone who has not returned to work as of Sept. 8, 2012, can apply. The affected parishes and associated deadline date to apply are as follows:

PARISH (LIVE IN, WORKED IN, OR TRAVEL THROUGH
DEADLINE TO APPLY
Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
St. Charles and Tangipahoa Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

During this recovery period, the Louisiana Workforce Commission is committed to rapidly responding to the needs of both businesses and employees. As an employer, you play a vital role in ensuring qualified applicants receive benefits promptly, and that those who do not qualify do not.

Some people will file unemployment claims just in case they don’t return to work quickly. Unless the Louisiana Workforce Commission is informed that your employees have returned to work, we’re obligated to pay those claims. It is crucial that you respond to us when we reach out to verify employment and wages. Specifically, we will need to know if your employee was unable to work because of Hurricane Isaac – AND, if so, was this employee compensated for the days not worked. This helps us pay the right people the right amount quickly, and helps us avoid paying benefits to those who are no longer entitled to them.

You can respond to us with hurricane-related information by:

  • FAX: (225) 346-6086
  • Email: IsaacDUA2012@lwc.la.gov
  • Postal mail:UI Special Claims Unit, P.O. Box 3312, Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Information we will need to know:

  • What was the last day the employee worked for you?
  • When do you expect the employee to return to work for you?
  • Are you in contact with your employee?
Thank you for your assistance.
Louisiana Workforce Commission Unemployment Insurance Administratio

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