The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced that the deadline has been extended to October 31, 2017 for individuals filing for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in all 39 counties declared in Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA 4332-DR. This deadline extension will allow affected individuals, who may be eligible but have not yet applied, with additional time to apply for disaster unemployment assistance.
Some good news on the Hurricane Harvey recovery front arrives in a Dallas Morning News report. Texas will no longer require applicants for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) to fill out forms in their home county if they have lost property in the storm. The reversal in policy makes sense, as thousands of people have been displaced from their homes.
The Houston Chronicle's Lydia DePillis reports on problems victims of Hurricane Harvey are having because of the normal delay in receiving disaster unemployment assistance.
If you are eligible for Disaster SNAP (once known as food stamps) and have not returned to a home destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, you may be out of luck, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The spread of the storm might have overwhelmed the Texas AFL-CIO’s resources if not for the amazing mobilization and on-the-ground work of the ALF and Central Labor Councils. The Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, Coastal Bend CLC and Sabine Area CLC have all worked around-the-clock to deliver emergency food, water and supplies to union members.