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Hurricane Sandy Unemployment Benefits

In order to qualify for disaster unemployment benefits your employment or self-employment must have been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster, and you must have been determined not to be eligible for regular state unemployment insurance writes Alison Doyle.

Major disasters have been declared in some counties in New York and New Jersey and information should be available in the near future on the state unemployment websites.

Check with your state unemployment office website for more information on filing a claim for unemployment and for updates on your claim. Offices may have lost power, so there may be delays in processing applications and weekly claims.  If there are delays, you will not lose any benefits, however your unemployment payment may be delayed…

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