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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available In Texas

Hurricane Harvey Slams Into Texas Gulf Coast
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The Texas Workforce Commission is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in 11 additional counties as a result of severe weather due to Hurricane Harvey.

Individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance with the Texas Workforce Commission as a result of an amendment to the Presidential Disaster Declaration.

Individuals who live in, work in, or travel through the following counties may also apply for DUA: Colorado, Fayette, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Jacinto and Waller Counties.

Applications for these eleven counties must be submitted by September 29, 2017. Individuals should specify that their applications are related to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Applications can be taken online through Unemployment Benefit Services or by calling a TWC Tele-Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 800-939-6631.

The following counties are also included in the disaster declaration: Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Jackson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, and Wharton Counties.

To receive DUA benefits, all required documentation must be submitted within 21 days from the day the DUA application is filed.

Required documentation includes Social Security number, a copy of the most recent federal income tax form or check stubs, or documentation to support that you were working or self-employed when the disaster occurred.

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