Attention Workers Affected by Hurricane Sandy! Disaster Unemployment Benefits, Job Hiring, UI claims extension

As a lifelong NYC resident now living in Los Angeles, I remain committed to trying my best to share relevant information especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the latest nor’easter. Please share with your loved ones of this is relevant.

DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS available for workers who lost their job as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Application Deadline is December 3, 2012.

The following are examples of situations that may make you eligible:
·        You were injured in the disaster and are unable to work, whether you are an employee or self-employed.
·        Your workplace was damaged, destroyed, or you can’t work because of the disaster.
·        Your transportation to work is not available because of the disaster.
·        You cannot get to your job because you must travel through the affected area, and you cannot do that because of the disaster.
·        You were about to begin working, but could not because of the disaster.
·        You got most of your income from areas affected by the disaster, whether you worked for yourself or for an employer, and your business is down because of the disaster.
·        Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
·        Fact Sheet - Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Due to Effects of Hurricane Sandy 
·        Fact Sheet - Farmers and the Self-Employed Directly Affected by Hurricane Sandy 

JOB HIRING FOR IMPACTED WORKERS: New York received $27,792,296 in federal Disaster National Emergency Grant funds.
·        The grant will be used to HIRE WORKERS WHO LOST THEIR JOBS as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy in Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties TO HELP CLEAN UP IMPACTED COMMUNITIES.
·        To be eligible, workers must be unemployed prior to or as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Interested workers call  1-888-4-NYSDOL 1-888-469-7365).

UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMANT EXTENSION DATE:
·        Unemployment Insurance claimants who were unable to certify for their weekly benefits due to the loss of power and phone service.
·        The DOL will extend the date of certification of UI benefits for people impacted by Hurricane Sandy from Nov. 3, 2012 to Nov. 10, 2012.
·        Call  1-888-209-8124 and speak to an agent to receive benefits for the prior week. If you are unable to access a phone, visit any of the agency’s One-Stop Career Centers.

EMPLOYER’S OBLIGATION TO PAY WAGES: http://www.mfy.org/wp-content/uploads/Hurricane-Sandy-Employers-Obligations-to-Pay-Wages.pdf

EMERGENCY LEGAL CLINICS IN NYC: http://www.mfy.org/wp-content/uploads/Sandy-Clinic-flyer.pdf

EMPIRE JUSTICE CENTER – HURRICANE SANDY RESOURCES:  http://www.empirejustice.org/issue-areas/civil-legal-services/articles/legal-resources-for-those.html
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Immediate/Emergency Assistance
Health and Health Benefits
Medicare
Medicaid
Social Security Benefits
Food Assistance
Housing and Foreclosure Assistance
Immigration
Legal Services Issues
Administrative/Fair Hearings
Consumer Assistance
Unemployment


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