The Louisiana Department of Labor has issued a notice advising of its efforts to make sure that all qualified UI recipients can file their claims and receive their checks.

From the notice:

“We want those in need to know that within the next 48 hours we will have dozens of Department of Labor employees and our local partners taking claims at shelters, hotels and wherever there are large groups of displaced people.

For those who are able, we ask that they go to the nearest One Stop or Job Center to file their claims. Others can file over the Internet by going to our Web site at We will be establishing a 1-800 number so that victims can call for information.”

Read the whole notice here:

The United States Department of Labor has posted an advisory explaining the qualifications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance here. As stated in the notice:

“Before an individual can be determined eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, it must be established that the individual is not eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits (under any state or federal law).”