Alabama workers urged to apply for jobless benefits

Workers in Covington, Geneva and Houston counties who lost their jobs due to the severe storms may be eligible for unemployment assistance.

Tom Surtees, director of the Department of Industrial Relations, said Tuesday the aid is available under the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program.

The assistance was triggered when President Obama declared the three counties a disaster area on April 28.

Claims can be filed at or you may call 1-866-234-5382.

The deadline is to file a DUA claim is June 3.

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