Deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Washington State Employment Security Department

    OLYMPIA, Wash., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers in Skagit, Cowlitz,
 Island, Jefferson, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum and Yakima counties, who were
 unemployed as a result of the February 28, 2001 earthquake, have until
 April 19, 2001 to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Employment
 Security officials said today.
     People in these counties may be eligible for disaster unemployment
 assistance if, as a direct result of the earthquake, they:
 
     -- no longer had a job or could not return to a job starting
        March 4, 2001,
     -- were unable to reach their place of employment, or
     -- could not work because of an injury sustained in the disaster.
 
     Self-employed individuals also may be eligible for assistance if they were
 unemployed as a direct result of the disaster.  Qualified applicants may
 receive from $140 to $478 per week, in benefits.
     To request an application form be mailed or faxed to you, call
 866-416-7274 today.
 
 

SOURCE Washington State Employment Security Department
    OLYMPIA, Wash., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers in Skagit, Cowlitz,
 Island, Jefferson, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum and Yakima counties, who were
 unemployed as a result of the February 28, 2001 earthquake, have until
 April 19, 2001 to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Employment
 Security officials said today.
     People in these counties may be eligible for disaster unemployment
 assistance if, as a direct result of the earthquake, they:
 
     -- no longer had a job or could not return to a job starting
        March 4, 2001,
     -- were unable to reach their place of employment, or
     -- could not work because of an injury sustained in the disaster.
 
     Self-employed individuals also may be eligible for assistance if they were
 unemployed as a direct result of the disaster.  Qualified applicants may
 receive from $140 to $478 per week, in benefits.
     To request an application form be mailed or faxed to you, call
 866-416-7274 today.
 
 SOURCE  Washington State Employment Security Department