Disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) is a partnering program between the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide funds to state unemployment insurance (UI) agencies to assist individuals who have lost employment as the result of a major disaster and are NOT otherwise eligible for regular UI benefits.
When a major disaster has been declared by the President, DUA is generally available to any unemployed worker or self-employed individual who lived, worked, or was scheduled to work in the disaster area at the time of the disaster; and due to the disaster:
DUA benefits are payable to individuals (whose unemployment continues to be a result of the major disaster) only for weeks of unemployment in the Disaster Assistance Period (DAP). The DAP begins with the first day of the week following the date the major disaster began and continues for up to 26 weeks after the date the disaster was declared by the President.
The maximum weekly benefit amount payable is determined under the provisions of the state law for unemployment compensation in the state where the disaster occurred. However, the minimum weekly benefit amount payable is half (50%) of the average benefit amount in the state.
Each state operates its own unemployment insurance program. Click here to find available contact information specific to your state on how to file for disaster unemployment assistance benefits.
[Source: Department of Labor]
G&A Partners’ telehealth vendor, HealthiestYou, has announced that it will be offering access to general medical care for all G&A client employees affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma, free of charge.
Teladoc doctors can diagnose and treat common conditions, including sinus problems, respiratory infection, allergies, cold and flu symptoms and many other non-emergency illnesses. When medically necessary, we can also prescribe medication.
To receive care, affected individuals should use the following contact information:
Unum, G&A Partners’ Employee Assistance Program (EAP) vendor, has graciously agreed to extend this service for all G&A client employees affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma, free of charge.
Unum’s EAP consultants can provide the following services to those affected by these storms:
To talk to one of Unum’s caring, professional consultants, affected individuals should use the following contact information:
When asked, please make sure to say that you are a G&A Partners employee to ensure that you receive services free of charge.
Unum has also provided the following helpful resources that you can access on its LifeBalance platform:
To access the LifeBalance platform, please visit http://www.lifebalance.net/ (username: lifebalance; password: lifebalance).
If you are enrolled in our G&A-sponsored Liberty Mutual home and/or auto insurance and need to file a claim, you can contact a Liberty Mutual Claims Representatives 24/7 to report a automobile or homeowners loss:
Additional information about filing a claim is available on the Liberty Mutual website: https://www.libertymutual.com/claims-center/report-a-claim.
G&A Partners’ Customer Care Specialists are here and ready to assist you with any questions you may have.
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