Date:September 9, 2016
Contact:Public Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Updated office hours to accept disaster unemployment claims
Individuals to call 1-866-783-5567 to file claims

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today updated call-center office hours to accept disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) claims.

LWC staff members will answer calls made to 1-866-783-5567 and assist individuals file for DUA from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on weekdays beginning Monday, September 12, and continuing until further notice.

Individuals can also file claims online at through the LWC’s HiRE (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) portal.

The deadline to apply for DUA for all parishes is Friday, October 14. In addition to the initial application, claimants must also file weekly certifications either by phone or online for each week their employment is interrupted as a direct result of the disaster.

About the Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an agency of state government that administers programs designed to enhance workforce growth and provide family-sustaining jobs for Louisiana residents. The commission monitors employment, administers unemployment compensation and tax funds, provides training resources for employers and employees and oversees worker compensation benefits. The agency also gathers and supplies information on the labor market and occupational sectors in Louisiana.


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