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Unemployment Assistance Available from Federal Government

Area residents may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits under the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program. Marion County was recently declared a Presidential disaster area, and local residents – particularly those who are self-employed – that have lost their job as a result of this summer’s severe weather should apply for federal benefits. Claims can be filed through any Iowa Workforce Development Center, including the one in Pella, which can be reached at 641-628-4511. Claims need to be filed by September 17th.