Notice: DUA Assistance Now Available For Several Iowa Counties Due To Severe Weather Events

Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced that President Biden has approved Iowa’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration. Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has been made available for the following Iowa counties who were impacted by recent severe storms. 

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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. Visit this link for a flyer that provides an overview of DUA.


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 Disaster Assistance Period is then activated.

How to Apply and Receive DUA

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