December 21, 2023
$1.3 million in Disaster Unemployment Assistance Benefits Approved
The Guam Department of Labor (GDOL) has announced that the next batch of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits in the amount of $1,364,143 has been approved and is now being processed. DUA checks should be in the mail by the New Year. To date, approximately $3.5 million in DUA benefits have been processed and paid.
“We have made good progress so far. Approval of claims are only slowed down by issues that could be resolved by providing all necessary documents. Again, this is the biggest issue we continue to run into, and, unfortunately, the Federal Government may soon require us to close all incomplete claims,” said GDOL Director David Dell’Isola.
As a reminder, claimants are urged not to contact the Department of Administration (DOA) for information about their DUA claims. Although DUA batches are processed through the DOA, the agency has no access to individual DUA claims or check information.
CHECK ON THE STATUS OF YOUR CLAIM
To check on the status of your DUA claim, log on to your HIREGUAM account and click on the “Claim Summary” section under “Unemployment Services.” A step-by-step guide on how to check on the status of your claim can be viewed on GDOL’s YouTube page or by visiting https://youtu.be/LU99_GTmDqs.
HOW TO UPLOAD DOCUMENTS
Claimants are reminded to submit all pending documents online through their HIREGUAM account or by dropping them off at the DUA Office, located at the GCIC Building, 414 W Soledad Ave, 7th Floor, in Hagåtña. Claimants have 21 days to submit all pending documents from the date of their initial claim or their claim may be denied.
Upload your documents on hireguam.com by clicking on the “Provide Additional Documentation” button under the “Unemployment Services” section. A step-by-step guide on how to upload your documents can be viewed on GDOL’s YouTube page or by visiting https://youtu.be/gor8di0LqCk.
For more information, contact the DUA Hotline at 671-479-5610 or 5612 or email@example.com.