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Disaster Unemployment Insurance

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Are you out of work BECAUSE OF

Hurricane Michael?

 

  • Was your own business or your employer’s business damaged by the storm so   that you could not work?
  • Did you lose your job, or were you unable to start a new job, because the storm damaged your home or car? 
  • Are you unable to work due to injuries caused by the storm?
  • Did you become the major support for your household because of the disaster-related death of a spouse who was working before the storm?

 

People who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits, like small business owners, self-employed persons, persons working on commission, farmers, farmworkers, and loggers, may be eligible.  People injured and unable to seek work may also be eligible for disaster unemployment benefits. People who are not able to reach their workplace may be eligible.

 

 

  YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR

DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IF YOU LIVE OR WORK IN 1 OF THESE 20 COUNTIES.

 

The deadline to apply for Baker, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Miller and Seminole counties is November 15th.

The deadline to apply for Crisp, Grady, Lee, Mitchell, Terrell, Thomas and Worth counties is November 19th.

The deadline to apply for Calhoun, Clay, Laurens, Randolph, Sumter, Tift, and Turner counties is November 26th.

 

Apply at your local Georgia Department of Labor Office or online at https://dol.georgia.gov/.  To locate the nearest office, call the Department of Labor’s toll-free number:  1-877-709-8185 or check https://dol.georgia.gov/.  In Dougherty County, your local office is the Albany Career Center at 1608 South Slappey Blvd., Albany, GA 31701.                                                                          

 

You will need your Social Security number or alien registration number and expiration date (if applicable); Within 21 days of applying, you will need to give the Georgia Department of Labor the name and address of your employer(s) during the last two years.  If self-employed, you will need information about last year’s earnings.

 

If you have a good reason for applying past the deadline, you may still be able to get DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. APPLY NOW!

 

If your claim is denied, call Georgia Legal Services Program for possible legal help at

1-800-498-9469.

 

Farmworkers can call GLSP’s Migrant Project in Atlanta at 1-800-537-7496.

 

-Georgia Legal Services Program, 10/31/18 Revised

Last Review and Update: Oct 23, 2018