Where to file Unemployment?
Like Title says where to go on STX to file unemployment?
Dept of Labor? Where is it? Thinking Sunny Isles?
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."
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.
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
• File an application for DUA within 30 days of the date of the announcement of availability of
• 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
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.
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.
On St. Croix, between 5 and 6 construction companies are seeking roughly 55 workers, D.O.L. Commissioner Catherine Hendry told The Consortium following the press briefing. “There’s going to be a lot more work than we have workers,” Mr. Mapp said.
D.O.L. continues to process unemployment payments, with 86 checks being processed today. The department has created a call-in line for those seeking to file for unemployment or those already on unemployment seeking information on the status of their checks. The number to call is 340-713-3410.
The V.I. Department of Labor has 400 job vacancies in the territory posted on its website, Labor Commissioner Catherine A. Hendry announced Thursday.
Private companies on all three islands are looking for employees, she said.
Unemployment checks are being printed and individuals are being contacted to pick up checks at:
– St. Croix: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., room 102 and 103 of the the Juanita Gardine School;
– St. Thomas: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Department of Labor on St. Thomas, and
– St. John: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Legislature building in Cruz Bay.
If you need some work in the Island let me know, I have 3 properties that can use maintenance, or I can have you go to the property every 14 days just to check up on it and make sure that nothing has changed from the last time you were there.
might be a little something extra while you find a much more stable job.
You can text me at 786-203-2420
J Benton construction, LCC needs to hire as many personnel as possible to fill various openings; to include supervisors for their roofing projects after the storm. "We need to fill a bunch of positions", informed the rep.
Roofing Job Overview
Roofing jobs involve working with various materials including shingles, tarp, metal and asphalt to repair and replace roofs on commercial, industrial and residential buildings. Since roofing is such an important aspect of a building's safety, roof repair and replacement is an industry that tends to maintain stability, even when the economy is struggling. For this reason, working in roofing is a stable career option that will continue to grow. However, since this job requires physically strenuous labor, the turnover rate is also quite high among roofers. Candidates who want to work in roofing should be able to climb and bend.
For further information, please contact:
Ana G. Foster, PHR
Human Resources Manager