P.L. 109-176, The Katrina Emergency Assistance Act of 2005

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S. 1777, enacted as Public Law 109-176, expands the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) authority to help individuals by providing 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program (DUA). Under current law, unemployment benefits are limited to 26 weeks.

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