COLUMBIA, SC - Deadlines for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) are approaching for 21 of the 24 counties where residents are eligible for individual assistance by FEMA.
SC Department of employment and workforce spokesman Robert Bouyea said at least one of the following criteria must be met to qualify for unemployment assistance:
- style="margin-left: 40px;">Individuals who are unemployed due to the disaster and do not qualify for regular unemployment insurance benefits
- style="margin-left: 40px;">Self-employed individuals and small business owners who lost income due to the disaster
- style="margin-left: 40px;">Individuals who were prevented from working due to an injury caused by the disaster
- style="margin-left: 40px;">Individuals who have become the major supplier of household income due to the disaster-related death or injury of the previous major supplier of household income
- style="margin-left: 40px;">Individuals who are unable to reach their job or self-employment location because they must travel through the affected area and are prevented from doing so by the disaster
- style="margin-left: 40px;">Individuals who were to commence employment or self-employment but were prevented by the disaster
Listed are the approaching county-by-county application filing deadlines.
Deadline: Nov. 16
Deadline: Nov. 17
Deadline: Nov. 18
Bouyea says applicants can immediately file at mybenefits.dew.sc.gov/.
Applicants have 30 days from the day it was declared a disaster to apply for this program, Bouyea said.