Recent severe storms and flooding in the state of Texas (June 19th – July 13th of this year) resulted the declaration of a major disaster under (FEMA 4377-DR) on July 6th. Over 3,470 applications for unemployment insurance benefits have been approved for those having lost jobs or the ability to work due to the storms. Over $22,000,000 has been approved to assist those in need.
It is important to note an update that Jim Wells County has been added to the list for Disaster Unemployment Assistance eligibility in Texas.
The application deadline for this newly added county is September 4th. The original application date of August 10th applies to counties Hidalgo and Cameron.
Applicants can call 1-800-939-6631 (M-F; 8-5) or apply online anytime.
All required documentation (social security number, a copy of the most recent federal income tax form, check stubs, and/or documentation to support that you were working or self-employed when the disaster occurred) must be submitted within 21 days from when the DUA application is filed.
Mail documentation to:
Texas Workforce Commission
UI Support Services Department
101 E. 15th Street, N. Lamar
Austin, TX, 78778-0001
Alternatively, you may fax documents to 512-936-3250.