Hurricane Ida resourcesFor PSC Employees & Their Families
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
LA Workforce Commission
As a result of Hurricane Ida, Disaster Unemployment Assistance is now available for people in 25 parishes. Click below to determine if you qualify:
Click the link below to start an application:
Due to the ever changing laws and regulations surrounding unemployment insurance benefits we ask that PSC employees please reach out directly to the state workforce commission to obtain information about their options and with any questions they may have regarding unemployment insurance benefits. This office will always be the best resource to provide real-time updates.
FEMA Disaster Assistance
Helpful tip: review the application checklist on the FEMA website before calling or starting your online application. After you apply, make sure you file a claim with your insurance company. FEMA does not cover any losses that are paid for by insurance.
Transitional Sheltering Assistance
FEMA recently announced that it will cover hotel expenses for survivors of Hurricane Ida with damaged homes or dwellings in 25 parishes in southeast Louisiana. The program will provide survivors with short term housing free-of-charge as they recover from the Category 4 storm. If you haven’t done so already, you must first register with FEMA at disasterassistance.gov or by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. Those wishing to take advantage of the program must find and book their own hotel rooms. Participating hotels are listed at www.femaevachotels.com.
Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
At this time, there is no option for emergency or disaster SNAP (DSNAP). However, residents of parishes approved for federal Individual Assistance as a result of Hurricane Ida are encouraged to pre-register for Disaster SNAP benefits (DSNAP).
Operation Blue Roof
Operation Blue Roof is a mission of the Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA. The purpose is to provide homeowners and permanently occupied rental properties in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs can be made. This is a free service.