Disaster Unemployment Assistance avai...

Disaster Unemployment Assistance available for victims of Hurricane Gustav

There are 3 comments on the WAFB-TV Baton Rouge story from Sep 6, 2008, titled Disaster Unemployment Assistance available for victims of Hurricane Gustav. In it, WAFB-TV Baton Rouge reports that:

People whose jobs have been lost or interrupted because of the disaster in the 36 parishes eligible for individual disaster assistance as a result of Hurricane Gustav also are eligible for Disaster Unemployment ...

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O Fallon, MO

#1 Sep 8, 2008
Benefits start Sept 7 ?
My whole company lost a weeks pay..I am not taking care of my mom due to the damage in Houma..

We pay TAX dollars for help when we need it..

Well I need it !!

Lafayette, LA

#2 Sep 15, 2008
First of all to qualify for benefits u have to have been employed 6 consecutive month. The amount of weekly benefits u receive will be determined by your income from the year before. U must turn in your income to the dept of labor for the week you are claiming. The dept of Labors week begins on sunday and ends on saturday. u must claim all earnings.

Lafayette, LA

#3 Sep 15, 2008
your employer must b the one to pay the unemployment benefits. however it is not up to them if they pay you it is up to the dept of labor to view your case, and to reach an agreement/ decision.

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