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ICEMAN
(@iceman)
Trusted Member

Like Title says where to go on STX to file unemployment?
Dept of Labor? Where is it? Thinking Sunny Isles?

Thank you....

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Posted : September 28, 2017 1:25 am
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

I was wondering if this was done through fema

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Posted : September 28, 2017 10:16 am
ICEMAN
(@iceman)
Trusted Member

No one knows this?

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Posted : September 29, 2017 11:22 am
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

Let me ask on the Facebook page if I hear anything I will let you know

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Posted : September 29, 2017 5:59 pm
rmb2830
(@rmb2830)
Reputable Member

Thanks

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Posted : September 29, 2017 6:37 pm
ICEMAN
(@iceman)
Trusted Member

Let me ask on the Facebook page if I hear anything I will let you know

Thank you for any info you may be able to get.

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Posted : September 29, 2017 9:40 pm
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

No one replied

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Posted : September 30, 2017 7:05 pm
ICEMAN
(@iceman)
Trusted Member

No one replied

No worries I appreciate it. Thanks for trying to help.
It’s surely through dept of Labor but not open after Maria yet on STX. And not sure where they will be operating out of, but will find it.

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Posted : September 30, 2017 7:32 pm
Scubadoo
(@Scubadoo)
Noble Member

All VI government workers are supposed to report back to work on Monday but of course that's no an indication of which offices will actually be open and functioning.

Also, "Residents who have lost their ability to earn an income because of Hurricane Irma are eligible for Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Officials are working so that those who lost income due to Hurricane Maria also qualify for that assistance."

http://stcroixsource.com/

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Posted : September 30, 2017 8:40 pm
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

Is this applied f or through FEMA or our local government

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Posted : October 1, 2017 11:10 am
stx cca
(@stx_cca)
Active Member

Disaster Unemployment Assistance is handled by the Department of Labor office on STX. VIDOL office was @ 4401 Sion Farm. Phone 340-773-1994 or 340-773-1440 for STX.

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Posted : October 1, 2017 1:11 pm
stx cca
(@stx_cca)
Active Member

This fact sheet is available at FEMA.GOV.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program is available to local, state, tribal, and territorial governments in the aftermath of a presidential disaster declaration. The program provides unemployment benefits and reemployment services to individuals who have become unemployed as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration and are ineligible for regular state unemployment insurance (UI). FEMA has delegated the responsibility of administering the DUA program and payment of DUA assistance to the Secretary of Labor.
When a Presidential disaster is declared, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) oversees the DUA program in coordination with FEMA. FEMA provides the funds for payment of benefits and reimburses the state for its administrative costs. The State UI agency administers DUA and issues a press release throughout the declared disaster area announcing DUA availability.
This fact sheet outlines general information pertaining to the requirements and conditions under which an individual may be eligible for DUA. For additional information concerning the DUA program, individuals may contact the U.S. Department of Labor at 1-866-487-2365, or the local State UI agency.
General Requirements
To be eligible for DUA, individuals must:
• Not be eligible for regular UI.
• Be unemployed as a direct result of the disaster.
• Be able and available for work, unless injured as a direct result of the disaster (see conditions
below).
• File an application for DUA within 30 days of the date of the announcement of availability of
DUA.
• Have not refused an offer of employment in a suitable position.
Conditions of Unemployment
One of the following conditions of unemployment or inability to perform services in self- employment must have occurred as a direct result of the disaster:
• The individual has had a week of unemployment following the date the major disaster began. • The individual is unable to reach his/her place of employment.
• The individual was scheduled to start work and the job no longer exists or the individual was
unable to reach the job.
• The individual became the major supporter of the household because the head of the household
died as a direct result of the disaster.
• The individual cannot work because of an injury caused as a direct result of the major disaster. • The individual lost a majority of income or revenue because the employer or self- employed
business was damaged, destroyed, or closed by the federal government.

Note: Suffering a monetary loss due to damage of property or crops does not automatically entitle an individual to DUA. Applicants must follow the instructions in the announcement and file for DUA based on the filing method used by the state (i.e., in-person, mail, telephone, or internet).
For additional information on how to file a DUA claim, contact the State Unemployment Insurance agency.
Rules and Responsibilities
Non-discrimination
All forms of FEMA disaster assistance are available to any affected household that meets the eligibility requirements. No Federal entity or official (or their agent) may discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or economic status.
Residency status in the United States and its territories
To be considered for DUA, individuals must provide proof of identity and citizenship (U.S. citizen, U.S. national or qualified alien). DUA shall not be paid to an individual, who receives regular UI.
Documentation
Individuals are required to substantiate employment or self-employment or to substantiate work that was to begin on or after the date of the disaster. If proof of employment cannot be provided at the time the claim is filed, individuals have 21 calendar days from that time to meet this requirement. Failure to submit this documentation within the 21 days will result in a denial of DUA, and any benefits already paid will be considered overpaid. Individuals are required to repay any benefits overpaid.
Duration of Assistance
DUA benefits are generally paid for up to 26 weeks beginning with the first week following the date the major disaster began, and ending with the 26th week following the date the major disaster is declared by the President, as long as the individual’s unemployment continues to be a direct result of the disaster.

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Posted : October 1, 2017 1:19 pm
nohstx
(@nohstx)
Estimable Member

It's between Cost U Less and the red food truck, on the food truck side of the building.

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Posted : October 2, 2017 8:25 am
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

Thank you all

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Posted : October 2, 2017 10:26 am
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

iceman, found out info. you file through the DOL. they are at the moment at juanita gardinia school. rm 102 and 103.

i do not have a phone number. but we qualify for up to 6 months on unemployment.

they came to my work yesterday so we could sign up

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Posted : October 5, 2017 2:24 pm
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