One week left to apply for DUA

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- If you were affected by the late July flooding in West Virginia and need to apply for a Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), there is one week left to do so.

FEMA says the deadline to file for DUA is September 21 for those affected by the flooding, mudlsides and landslides in Harrison, Marion, Marshall and Wetzel counties.

To file a claim, you must go to a local WorkForce West Virginia office.

FEMA says DUA is available to those who:

-Worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment during the disaster;

-Can no longer work or perform services because of physical damage of destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of the disaster;

-Can establish that the work or self-employment they can no longer perform was their principal source of income;

-Do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits from any state;

-Cannot perform work or self-employment because of an injury as a direct result of the disaster.

FEMA says applicants will need to submit their Social Security number, check stubs, and documentation to support their claim. Other documents may be required. All documents must be submitted within 21 days after applying for DUA.