Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

11/17/05 - Lufkin

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline

by Jessica Cervantez

If you lost your job because of Hurricane Rita, you could be eligible for help. Unemployment insurance or disaster unemployment assistance is now available through the Texas Workforce Commission.

But, your time to apply is running out. You only have until November 30th to apply.

The Texas Workforce Commission has already provided more than 14-million in benefits to those who filed claims.

To determine eligibility for UI and to begin the filing process, workers should visit www.texasworkforce.org or call 1-800-939-6631.

They should have the following information ready: social security number, last employer's business name and address, date you began working for your last employer, last date you performed work for your last employer, last date you performed work for your last employer, and an alien registration number.

Also, a reminder that many mobile disaster recovery centers around East Texas are getting ready to shut down. The disaster center in Woodville will close on Saturday.
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