How to get an unemployment insurance claim from the Feds
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin paying claims to the families of those who lost their jobs due to Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and to those who had their homes destroyed.
Officials will begin accepting claims from the Federal Emergency Operations Center at 5 p.m.
ET Friday, FEMA said in a statement Thursday.
The agency is expecting to pay $2.5 billion for the first quarter of 2018.
The money will be used to help victims and their families recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.
“The Federal Emergency Operation Center (FEMA) is pleased to announce that the FEMA’s Disaster Relief Operations will receive $2,500,000 in emergency unemployment compensation to help survivors of Hurricane Katrina recover from Hurricane Harvey,” FEMA Administrator Brock Long said in the statement.
“This is a critical step in the recovery process and is expected to result in significant financial relief for millions of Americans impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”
The Federal Disaster Relief Appropriations Act for 2018 passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday, and the Senate is expected soon to approve the measure.
The amount of money FEMA is paying will be a fraction of the $4.7 billion FEMA spent on Harvey recovery efforts.