FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Larry Krause
407-531-1222, Ext. 2082
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE INFORMATION TO ASSIST PUERTO RICO EVACUEES
Orlando, FL – Many families displaced by Hurricane Maria are already present and arriving daily in Central Florida, and may be eligible to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) with the Puerto Rico Department of Labor (PRDOL). CareerSource Central Florida’s five Career Services Centers and staff are available to assist anyone who needs it through the application and filing process.
Individuals wishing to file a claim may do so online, at http://www.trabajo.pr.gov/. An initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim can be filed by clicking on the label titled, “Reclamación Inicial,” and a continued UI claim can be filed by clicking on the label titled, “Reclamación Semanas Subsiguientes.”
Individuals interested in filing a DUA claim are encouraged to file an initial UI claim online, as eligibility must be determined. Individuals who do not have internet access may call PRDOL’s call center, at 787-945-7900 to file either an initial UI claim or a continued UI claim.
Our Centers are open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and are located throughout Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties at these addresses:
Lake/Sumter 1415 14th St., Suite 101, Leesburg, 34748
Orange – Southeast 5784 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, 32822
Orange – West 609 N. Powers Dr., Suite 340, Orlando, 32818
Osceola 1392 E. Vine St., Kissimmee, 34744
Seminole 1209 W. Airport Blvd., Sanford, 32773