Deadline Approaching for West Virginia Flood Unemployment

Jul 26, 2016

Credit Matt Rourke / Associated Press

West Virginians who are out of work due to recent deadly floods are facing a deadline to apply for unemployment benefits.

The deadline to file a claim for employees or residents of Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties is Wednesday.

Those in Clay, Fayette, Monroe, Roane, Summers, Pocahontas and Webster counties have until Friday.

People who live or work in Jackson and Lincoln counties have until Aug. 4.

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance offers benefits for people who are ineligible under the state's regular unemployment insurance. Farmers, self-employed people and others may be eligible for the Disaster Unemployment Assistance.