Hurricane Irma Help & Relief

Hurricane Irma Help in Lee County

Useful Documents and Helpline at 239-334-4491.

The Lee County Bar Association has compiled some helpful documents and links to assist in recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Since even before the storm hit, we have been connecting resources in our community with the needs of the residents. To reach the LCBA helpline, residents can call 239-334-4491 and we will connect you with a local attorney or resource that can help you with your issue.

Other Available Helplines:

Useful Documents and FAQs

FEMA’s Frequently Asked Questions

Disaster Unemployment Asistance for Hurricane Irma

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) has prepared a Hurricane Irma fact
sheet <http://www.nelp.org/publication/how-workers-access-dua-after-hurricane-irma/> with basic information
about Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). To qualify for DUA, the applicant must be out of work as a
direct result of Irma and not qualify for regular Reemployment Assistance.

We will also be providing additional FL-specific guidance on DUA in a brochure for clients. But, in the mean time,
DEO’s application for DUA is at http://www.floridajobs.org/office-directory/division-of-workforceservices/
reemployment-assistance-programs/disaster-unemployment-assistance. Note also that, pursuant to Rule
73B-11.013, in a declared disaster, a Reemployment Assistance Claim may be filed by calling the
Department of Economic Opportunity toll-free at (800)204-2418 or by mailing in a hard

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