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DUA granted for tornado-impacted residents

If you are an impacted resident or business from the tornadoes that swept through southern Louisiana on February 7, 2017, residing in Orleans or Livingston Parish, you have until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). To file for DUA, applicants should apply online by visiting www.laworks.net and filing an application through the LWC’s HiRE (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) portal or by calling the Benefits Analysis Team at 1-866-783-5567 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.

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