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T&C Unemployment Insurance News And Updates – March 13, 2024


Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to individuals who were affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred between January 21-23, 2024 in California. San Diego County impacted individuals who live in, work in, or travel through these counties may be eligible for DUA benefits beginning the week of January 28, 2024.

Individuals can apply online via the California EDD’s UI Online Application, at local job centers, or in person at a Disaster Recovery Center. Applications must be submitted by April 2, 2024.

As a reminder, DUA is an unemployment insurance benefit made available after a disaster and is only available to individuals who:

  • Have applied for and used all regular unemployment benefits from any state, or do not qualify for unemployment benefits.
  • Worked or were self-employed or scheduled to begin work or self-employment in the disaster area.
  • Can no longer work or perform services because of physical damage or destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of the disaster.
  • Establish that the work or self-employment they can no longer perform was their primary source of income.
  • Cannot perform work or self-employment because of an injury as a direct result of the disaster.
  • Became the breadwinner or major support of a household because of the death of the head of household.


Idaho’s Governor Little signed HB 428 last Wednesday, which will cut unemployment insurance taxes by 20% for Idaho employers. The bill adjusts the unemployment insurance desired fund size multiplier from 1.3 to 1.2. By doing this, the bill is estimated to save employers $44 million this year, while providing savings of $117 million over the next 5 years.

More information will be shared with employers by the Idaho Department of Labor later this month.

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