Disaster Unemployment Assistance

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Helping Workers Whose Jobs Have Been Affected by Natural Disasters



Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is a program which provides temporary income to eligible individuals who become unemployed as a result of a major disaster. It is funded by the federal government, not by state unemployment taxes paid by employers.  

Major Disaster

A “major disaster” is a hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, earthquake, drought, ice conditions, fire or other catastrophe. The President declares a major disaster and makes funds available. The Nebraska Department of Labor will announce the benefit application period. You must file your DUA claim during this period.


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