Question: How do you qualify for disaster relief?

You must have losses in an area that has been declared a disaster by the President of the United States. Your primary residence has been affected, and damages to your primary residence are disaster related. Your primary residence is uninhabitable or inaccessible.

Who benefits from disaster relief?

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides unemployment benefits to individuals who have become unemployed as a direct result of a Presidentially declared major disaster.

Who qualifies for DUA?

When a major disaster has been declared by the President, DUA is generally available to any unemployed worker or self-employed individual who lived, worked, or was scheduled to work in the disaster area at the time of the disaster; and due to the disaster: • no longer has a job or a place to work; or • cannot reach the ...

How do I apply for DUA?

Applying for DUAApply for regular benefits in one of two ways. If you are eligible for regular benefits, we must pay those benefits before taking a DUA application. If you are not eligible for regular benefits, you can apply for DUA online at Unemployment Benefit Services or by calling a Tele-Center at 800-939-6631.

How long does FEMA take to process?

A: It can take up to 10 days after your inspection before your claim is approved or denied. The entire FEMA claims process can take several weeks because you will need to first get an insurance claim, wait for an inspection and then wait an additional 10 days for the decision.

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