Contact Us
Teaneck Daily Voice serves Teaneck, NJ
Return to your home site


Teaneck Daily Voice serves Teaneck, NJ

Nearby Towns

  • Fort Lee
    serves Fort Lee, Leonia & Palisades Park
  • Englewood
    serves Alpine, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs & Tenafly
  • Hackensack
    serves Hackensack, Maywood, Rochelle Park & South Hackensack
Breaking News: Authorities: Repeat Stalker At It Again, Making 50 Calls, Various Texts To Previous Victim
DV Pilot police & fire

Deadline extended for Bergen residents eligible for disaster unemployment

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

Gov. Christie and FEMA announced today that New Jersey residents in all 21 counties now have until Feb. 4, 2013 to apply for coverage under the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program as a result of damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.

If you are unemployed — including self-employed individuals — because of the disaster that began on Oct. 28, you should FIRST file for unemployment insurance benefits by going to:

(This processes claims faster.)

You may also file a claim by telephone by contacting the state Department of Labor’s Re-employment Call Centers:

North Jersey (201) 601-4100
Central Jersey (732) 761-2020
South Jersey (856) 507-2340

A 30-day deadline for filing the claims ends Dec. 3.

INFO: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
OR: 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired
ALSO: and

Most affected workers may already qualify for regular unemployment insurance. The federal DUA is a special program that covers many who otherwise may not be eligible.

All of New Jersey’s 21 counties have received the designation.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Teaneck Daily Voice!

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Teaneck Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.