CALIFORNIA – Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available
Californians impacted by the December 27, 2022, winter storms, mudslides, landslides, and flooding are now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). The CA EDD offers DUA benefits to workers, business owners, and self-employed individuals who lost their jobs or business, or had their work hours reduced or interrupted due to the impacts brought on by the severe storms in Sacramento, Merced, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and San Joaquin counties. DUA benefits are only available for individuals that have exhausted or who did not qualify for regular unemployment benefits. Applications for DUA benefits must be filed by February 22, 2023. For more information, please visit https://edd.ca.gov/en/Unemployment/Disaster_Unemployment_Assistance.
DELAWARE – Taxable Wage Base Decreases for 2023
The taxable wage base in Delaware will be set at $10,500 for 2023. This is a $4,000 decrease from 2022. We have contacted officials at the Delaware Department of Labor who have confirmed that their website shows the incorrect amount of $18,500 for 2023. We will be monitoring this situation and recommend using the taxable wage base amount listed on the first quarter, 2023 contribution report when calculating the first quarter contributions.
OREGON – Taxable Wage Base Increases for 2023
The taxable wage base in Oregon is set at $50,900 for 2023. This is a $3,200 increase from 2022.