Wednesday, November 7, 2012

If you lost your job due to Sandy, there's help

From CBS:

Federal disaster unemployment assistance is now available to all New Yorkers who lost their jobs as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Friday. Disaster unemployment benefits are available to provide financial support to anyone who has lost their job and live or work in the Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties.

This unemployment assistance will supplement New York’s existing unemployment insurance system and will expand eligibility to include individuals who might otherwise not be covered. The United States Department of Labor has committed to providing additional assistance if needed.

Anyone unemployed due to Hurricane Sandy is immediately eligible and can submit a claim to the Department of Labor. The criterion for collecting disaster assistance is broader than for collecting regular unemployment benefits. Specifically, an individual can collect disaster assistance in any of the following cases:

· Injured in the disaster and unable to work, whether the person is an employee or self-employed.
· Workplace is damaged, or destroyed, or the person cannot work because of the disaster.
· Transportation to work is not available because of the disaster.
· Cannot get to work because must travel through the affected area, which is impossible due to disaster.
· Planned to begin working, but cannot because of the disaster.
· Derived most of income from areas affected by the disaster, and business is closed or inoperable because of the disaster.

Examples of self-employment include small business owners, independent taxi drivers, vendors, independent commercial fisherman, and farmers.


Anonymous said...

Put this into proper perspective people...
these AFFECTED communities are experiencing what New Orleans went through with hurricane Katrina.


Bloomberg is still, more or less, twiddling his thumbs.

NYC needs more than a cup full of relief...IT NEEDS
REAL LEADERSHIP...which it won't be finding in this aloof despot.

Mayor Mike is, obviously, more concerned with the damage to NYC's real estate (and pending lawsuits) than its people.

And why not?
Hurricane Sandy didn't take a bite out of his skinny ass!

Anonymous said...

Brooklyn Navy Yard takes a major hit?


Why just a few blocks north, across the DMZ (Newtown Creek), the Hermit Kingdom of Queens claims the impact of Sandy was 'minimal'.

Of course cancers (and the like) from soaking in Newtown Creek might take decades and by then most of the locals will have moved on in their lives.