Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States. Before an individual can be determined eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, it must be established that the individual is not eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits (under any state or federal law).
Due to damages, the WIN Job centers along the Gulf Coast, received from Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) has sent Mobile WIN Job Centers to various locations as temporary centers for customers to file for Unemployment Insurance, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Workers' Compensation benefits or search for employment opportunities. All WIN Job Center locations statewide have extended their hours to be open from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday until further notice:
Biloxi - 2306 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39535
Gulfport - Crossroads Shopping Center, 15150 Hwy 49, Gulfport, MS, 39503
Pascagoula - Deep South Shopping Center, 1604 Benny Avenue, Pascagoula, MS 39568
Picayune - 1839 B. Cooper Road, Picayune, MS 39466
Long Beach - Pine Belt Plaza, 19099 Pineville Road, Long Beach, MS 39560