placeThings to Know from Emergency Officials
216 S. 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801
place216 S. 8th Street Opelika, AL 36801
The End Result
People who live in or worked in this county and became unemployed due to the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes during the period of March 3, 2019, may be eligible for assistance under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. People who may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance include the following: individuals who no longer have a job, are unable to reach the place of employment, or were scheduled to start work in the major disaster area and the job no longer exists; those who became the breadwinner or major support of the family because the head of household died, or those who cannot work because of an injury incurred during the major disaster. All of the previously described circumstances must be as a direct result of the storms. Self-employed individuals must provide a copy of their 2018 income tax records.
Why It Matters
There is some assistance available for those whose employment was affected by this tragedy.
How You Can Help
If you know someone who falls under one of the above categories, please have them apply for assistance. Claims can be filed through ADOL's website at www.labor.alabama.gov or by calling 1-866-234-5382. The deadline to file a DUA claim for Lee County is April 5, 2019.
Call 1-866-234-5382 to contact ADOL. Computers and phones are available at the Alabama Career center on Frederick Rd in Opelika as well as assistance with filing claims.>
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