With FEMA’s designation for Individual Assistance, residents of Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

If your job has been affected by Hurricane Florence, go to dew.sc.gov and click the MyBenefits Login in the top right corner to apply through the unemployment insurance benefits system. For help, call 1-866-831-1724.

The deadline for applying for residents in Chesterfield County is Oct. 25, 2018 – 30 calendar days from the date that DEW announced the availability of DUA in the county. The deadline for applying in Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties is Oct. 24.

The DUA program makes funds available to assist people who became unemployed as a direct result of Hurricane Florence. It also is available to small business owners and the self-employed, including 1099 contract workers who lost personal income due to the disaster.

Check www.dew.sc.gov/dua for updates to this DEW program.

For SCACPA’s updates as South Carolina recovers from Hurricane Florence, check our Disaster Readiness webpage at www.scacpa.org/disaster-readiness.