For Release: August 23, 2010
Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646
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Iowa Workforce Development Accepting Disaster Unemployment Claims in Colfax
DES MOINES – Disaster Unemployment Claims will be accepted in Colfax at the City Hall. Iowa Workforce Development staff will be on hand on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 PM.
32 counties are currently eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, including Jasper. Claims need to be filed by September 17, 2010. The benefits cover self-employed workers not usually entitled to unemployment insurance, including Iowa farmers. People applying for DUA need to provide proof of past earnings, such as business records or bank statements and their most recent income tax form, at the time they file their claim.