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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

Julie M. Whittaker
Specialist in Income Security

Alison M. Shelton
Analyst in Income Security

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (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. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5, ARRA, or "the 2009 stimulus package") contained one provision affecting unemployment DUA benefits. ARRA temporarily increased unemployment benefits by $25 per week for all recipients of regular UC, Extended Benefits (EB), Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08), Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs, and DUA. DUA beneficiaries are not eligible to receive EUC08 benefits. 

This report contains information on how to ascertain if an individual is eligible for DUA benefits

Date of Report: May 6, 2010
Number of Pages:9
Order Number: RS22022
Price: $29.95

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