EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSDISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
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West Virginians Left Unemployed By Severe Storms Can File For Assistance
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 16, 2012 10:01 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
West Virginians who live in Fayette, Kanawha, Nicholas, and Raleigh counties and were unemployed due to severe storms this summer have until Monday to file a claim for disaster unemployment assistance.
In September, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and WorkForce West Virginia Acting Executive Director Russell Fry together announced that West Virginians living in Fayette, Kanawha, Nicholas and Raleigh counties who were unemployed due to the severe storms and straight-line winds that occurred beginning June 29 may be eligible for disaster unemployment, according to a news release from WorkForce West Virginia.
Disaster unemployment assistance is intended for those who are not eligible for benefits under a state's regular unemployment insurance program. Farmers, the self-employed and others who are denied regular unemployment insurance benefits may now be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. Funds for this program are provided by the federal government and do not come from the state employer payroll taxes used to finance regular unemployment benefits.
West Virginians who need information about how to file a claim for disaster unemployment assistance may contact any WorkForce West Virginia office. Locations are available online at www.workforcewv.org http://www.workforcewv.org or by calling 1-800-252-5627.
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