You are out of work because of a natural disasterDisaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is an unemployment program that provides benefits to workers who have become unemployed as a direct result of a disaster and are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits. The Disaster Unemployment Assistance program is administered by the Employment Security Department and funded by the federal government.
If a natural disaster occurs, the Governor must request special assistance from the President. The President must then approve and sign a declaration.
In general, people who are eligible for disaster unemployment assistance are self-employed, corporate officers or people who do not meet the "able and available for work" requirements of the regular unemployment program because of injuries sustained because of the disaster.