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Hurricane Sandy Victims May Be Eligible for Job-Related Disaster Assistance Payments

Residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut may be eligible for disaster assistance payments if a job was lost due to Hurricane Sandy.

As reported by CNN Money, people must be unemployed specifically due to the storm. Another qualification is that they’re ineligible for traditional unemployment benefits.

Payments may last up to 26 weeks and range from $405 per week in New York to $648 in Connecticut. Again, in order to be eligible unemployment must reflect a direct result of the natural disaster.

As for people this who fall into the category of being ineligible for “regular” unemployment assistance, that includes freelancers who lost their business completely or experienced a significant interruption of work as a direct result of Sandy.

Another grim note is unemployed people who had to become the head of the household due to the death of the former head of the household as a direct result of the storm.

This list also includes workers who are unemployed as a result of a disaster-related injury, workers who can’t reach their employer physically as a result of the hurricane. It also applies to people who received a job offer and were scheduled to start but abruptly became unemployed because the job was lost as a result of the storm.

For more information, visit the National Unemployment Law Office.

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Latest Job Report Shows Decent Numbers

It’s that time of month again!

The jobs report for October was released and although pundits are saying it’ll have an impact in the election, we do know this: 171,000 new jobs were created and the unemployment rate is 7.9 percent.

As per CBS News, the report demonstrated job growth that was better than anticipated even though the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point. Read more

Hurricane Sandy May Impact Monthly Jobs Report

Considering Hurricane Sandy has impacted about one-fifth of Americans, according to ABC News, U.S. economic losses could range between $35 and 45 billion!

And as it may impact job seekers who are sidelined from interviews or freelancers who get paid by the gig and can’t seem to gig it due to damage, according to the report, there could perhaps be a jolt in employment activity for rebuilding efforts.

Granted, this may not exactly be in media but it will likely be in construction, telecommunications, etc. Read more

How Hurricane Sandy Impacts Our Productivity

First, here at MJD in New York City we hope everyone is safe and sound on the east coast as a result of the wrath of Hurricane Sandy.

As for the hurricane itself or any natural disaster that forces you to work from home and rightly so (after all, nothing is more important than your safety), how does that impact productivity? Considering all mass transit is shut down today many east coasters are working remotely.

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