Tornado survivors may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

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Tornado damage in Killian

Baton Rouge, La.- If you lost work as a result of the tornadoes that struck Livingston
and Orleans parishes on Feb. 7, you have until March 15, to apply for disaster unemployment
assistance (DUA).

DUA may be available if the disaster affected your employment — even if you’re self-employed,
a farmer or a farm worker — and you fall under one of the following categories:

 You worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment.
 Your workplace was damaged or destroyed.
 Can establish that the work or self-employment that can no longer be performed was your
principal source of income.
 Do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits from any state.
 Cannot perform work or self-employment because of an injury that is a direct result
of the disaster.

DUA may be available if you’re an affected worker in the one of the following parishes:
Livingston and Orleans.

The state encourages you to apply online at

You may also apply by calling  866-783-5567 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.