Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Benefits

Workers, business owners, and self-employed individuals who were living or working in the affected area at the time of the major disaster and became unemployed or had their work hours reduced or interrupted as a direct result of the major disaster and do not qualify for regular unemployment insurance may be eligible for DUA benefits beginning the week of August 13, 2023, until the week ending February 10, 2024, as long as the individual’s unemployment continues to be a direct result of the disaster.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: All individuals who believe they qualify for DUA should apply as soon as possible. The deadline for filing DUA is 30 days after the date of this announcement; therefore, DUA applications must be submitted no later than September 25, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered untimely and DUA benefits may be denied unless the individual provides good cause for late filing.

HOW AND WHERE TO APPLY: Claimants may apply for DUA online through or in person. Assistance with DUA applications and other forms may be obtained at either of the following location(s):

Family Assistance Center: Hyatt Regency Maui (Ka’anapali Beach) – Monarchy Ballroom, 200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761

Maui Claims Office: 54 South High St. Rm. 201, Wailuku, HI 96793-2198, Phone: (808) 984-8400

American Job Center Hawaii-Maui: 110 Ala’ihi St. #209, Kahului, HI 96732, Phone: (808) 270-5777

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For Lahaina & Kula residents impacted by the fires

Talk Story with Mayor Bissen

Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.

Series of events from December 9 through January 27.