Disaster Unemployment Assistance
The purpose of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is to provide benefits and reemployment services to individuals whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of a major disaster.
When activated, workers can apply if they worked, were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment and are not able to work or perform services because of physical damage or destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of the disaster.
DUA is available to Florida businesses and residents in FEMA disaster-declared counties whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a direct result of Hurricane Ian and are not eligible for regular state or Federal Reemployment Assistance benefits.
To file a claim, visit www.FloridaJobs.org or call 1-800-385-3920. Customer service representatives are available are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, to assist claimants. For DUA claims information, call 1-833-FL-APPLY (1-833-352-7759) to speak with a representative.