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Unemployment aid available for workers impacted by tornadoes

Bill Stephens

December 22nd, 2021


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians ​who became unemployed in 14 Kentucky counties due to severe storms and tornadoes on Dec. 10 are eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. He says farmers and those who are self-employed and had work interrupted are also eligible. The deadline to apply is Jan. 18.​ In order to qualify for benefits, claimants must show that their employment was lost or interrupted as a direct result of the disaster and that they are not eligible for traditional unemployment insurance benefits.

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