Connecticut: Information Regarding Disaster Unemployment Assistance For Those Impacted By Hurricane Sandy
The Connecticut Dept. of Labor (CTDOL) recently issued a Media Release regarding
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Highlights
are as follows:
- Four counties – New Haven, Fairfield, Middlesex and New London – and the Mashantucket
Pequot Indian Reservation were determined disaster areas as of October 30, 2012.
- DUA is available for eligible persons in these areas who file a claim by the deadline
date of December 3, 2012.
- Claims should be filed via a local TeleBenefits line. The local TeleBenefits
phone number can be found in the blue pages of the telephone directory, by visiting www.ct.go/dol or
by calling the 211 Info-line.
DUA is potentially available to persons who are not otherwise eligible for regular
unemployment benefits, first. Regular unemployment benefits paid due to a major
disaster will not be charged to employers under Section 73-108 (f)(1)(ii)(iii) of
the Connecticut UI law. DUA payments made to affected workers are not to be
charged to the unemployment account of the employer, under federal law.
Complete separation details are necessary for any claim filed. These details
include the employer name and state unemployment account number, the claimant
SSN and name, reason for separation, duration dates and county where work is
usually performed. This information should be provided by clients to your
Equifax Workforce Solutions claims representative through normal processes.
See the following link for a copy of the Media Release.
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