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Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides temporary income assistance to both workers and self-employed individuals:

  • Whose work has been lost or interrupted as a result of a major disaster, and;
  • Would not otherwise be eligible for regular unemployment benefits

Most people who work for a business and are unemployed because of a disaster are eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance.

Current DUA Status

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available for the following counties: Blue Earth, Freeborn, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele, and Waseca - view map.

The deadline for applying for DUA in these seven counties is [DATE?]

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