Notice: DUA Assistance Now Available For Several Iowa Counties Due To Severe Weather Events On April 26 And May 20-21, 2024

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. 

Clarke, Harrison, Mills, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, and Union Counties (Storms on April 26, 2024):

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are now authorized to provide assistance to Clarke, Harrison, Mills, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, and Union Counties that were impacted by severe weather on April 26, 2024. Assistance is currently approved for 29 weeks, and applications are due on July 13, 2024.

Adair, Polk, Story, and Montgomery Counties (Storms on May 20-21, 2024):

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are now authorized to provide assistance to Adair, Polk, Story, and Montgomery Counties that were impacted by severe weather on May 20-21, 2024. Assistance is currently approved for 26 weeks, and applications are due on July 23, 2024.

OVERVIEW

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.

MAJOR DISASTER

A β€œmajor 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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