• Sacramento, Sacramento
  • TTY
  • Toll-Free

Disaster Unemployment Assistance has been approved for those impacted by widespread California fires. From Cal OES News. See more details and eligibility criteria here: https://news.caloes.ca.gov/disaster-unemployment-assistance-has-been-approved-for-those-impacted-by-widespread-california-fires/

UPDATE 10/1/2021 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance filing deadline extended to November 30, 2021 for fire-impacted individuals in six California counties. Details here: https://edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/pdf/news-21-58.pdf

Californians in Lassen, Nevada, Placer, and Plumas counties who have been impacted by wildfires that started in July and August 2021 can now file for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) administers these benefits, which are available to workers, business owners, and self-employed individuals who lost their jobs or businesses, or had their work hours reduced due to the ongoing wildfires.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has determined that individuals who lost work or self-employment as a direct result of the Dixie Fire in Plumas and Lassen Counties, and the River Fire in Placer and Nevada counties, are now eligible to apply for DUA benefits. The FEMA approval is for FEMA designated disaster area 4610-DR (also noted as 4610-DR-CA and DR4610CA).
DUA applies to losses beginning the week of July 18, 2021 for claimants impacted by the Dixie and River fires. Eligible full-time workers are able to receive between $147 and $450 a week in benefits for a maximum period of 32 weeks. Part-time workers may also be eligible for benefits. The last payable week of this emergency benefit ends February 26, 2022.
Applications for DUA benefits must be filed by October 1, 2021 unless the individual has good cause to file a late application.
EDD-Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)