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?]