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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching

South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation 

123 W. Missouri Ave. 

Pierre, SD 57501 


For Immediate Release: Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 
Media Contact: Dawn Dovre, 605-773-3094 


Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching 


PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) reminds workers, self-employed individuals and farmworkers in Aurora County the deadline to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is MondayFeb. 10. 


To be eligible for benefits, individuals must be unemployed or unable to do business as a direct result of the severe stormstornadoes and flooding that occurred Sept. 9-26, 2019. 


To apply for benefits, call the Claims Call Center at 605-626-3179, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. CST. Please specify your claim is related to DUA and the winter storms.  


Applicants will need their Social Security number; copies of their most recent federal income tax forms or check stubs; and documentation of employment, self-employment or prospective work when the disaster occurred. The first possible week of compensation for DUA purposes is the week ending Sept. 21, 2019, and the last possible week of compensation is the week ending May 23, 2020. 


Services are available through the DLR job service offices to provide and facilitate support, education and training to individuals seeking employment in South Dakota. All programs and services are provided at no charge. More information is available at sdjobs.org. 


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