Meaning of disaster unemployment assistance
Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides financial assistance to individuals whose
employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster
declared by the President of the United states. Before an individual can be determined eligible for
Disaster Unemployment Assistance, it must be established that the individual is not eligible for regular
unemployment insurance benefits (under any state or federal law). The program is administered by
states as agents of the federal government.