Disaster Unemployment Assistance for the 9/10/2023 Severe Storm

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Individuals who worked or lived in Providence County and experienced a loss of employment or self-employment as a direct result of the 9/10/23 severe storm that brought flooding and tornadoes to Rhode Island may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. 



Do I Qualify?

  • To qualify for DUA benefits, individuals must have experienced loss of employment directly connected to the disaster.
  • Individuals whose place of employment was closed because of physical damage to the property or by federal, state, or local government in response to the disaster.
  • Individuals who could not access their place of employment due to travel restrictions, road closures, etc.
  • Individuals who were scheduled to begin new work but were prevented from doing so because of the disaster.
  • Individuals who could not work due to an injury caused by the disaster.
  • Individuals who are now the major support for their family because the head of household died because of the disaster.
  • Individuals who lost work because the entity that provides most of the income and revenue for the business was damaged or closed because of the disaster.

How do I Apply?

To apply for DUA benefits visit the unemployment claims filing website, UI Online.


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