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Disaster Benefit Help OK'd


Last updated 9/13/2021 at 12:13pm

After the federal disaster declaration due to Tropical Storm Fred’s impact, the Division of Employment Security (DES) has announced that Transylvania, Buncombe and Haywood counties have been approved for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

Workers in these counties who became unemployed as a direct result of Tropical Storm Fred may be eligible for unemployment benefits under the DUA program. Business owners impacted by the storm may also qualify for benefits.

Individuals in the three counties have 30 days from Sept. 10 to file an application for DUA at The deadline t...

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