Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Are you unemployed or partially unemployed as a result of the recent severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, and landslides from August 17 to September 14, 2018?
If you are not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), including those who are self employed.
How To Apply for DUA Benefits
For help using online services or if you are truly unable to go online call the DUA hotline at (608) 318-7100 during business hours.
Have the Following Information Available:
Apply Online During These Times:
- If you live or work in the following counties: Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, and Vernon, the application deadline is November 23, 2018.
- If you live or work in the following county: Marquette, the application deadline is December 3, 2018.
DUA is a federally funded program under the Robert T. Stafford Relief and Emergency Act. The program provides unemployment benefits to those affected by a federally declared disaster as long as the individual does not qualify for regular state unemployment insurance and the individual is unemployed or partially unemployed as a direct result of the disaster.
Unlike regular unemployment, the DUA program also covers those who are self-employed and become unemployed because of the disaster. Note: The program does not pay for damage to property, loss of crops, reduction in yield, etc.
- DUA Claimant Handbook (DUA-10-P)
- DUA Rights and Responsibilities (DUA-16353-P)
- Notice to All DUA Applicants (DUA-18489-P)