Posted: 07/11/2012 - The next “Ask-A-Lawyer” event is this coming Saturday, July 14, at the Citadel Mall in the Upper Level Food Court from 10 a.m. to Noon. You can also “Call-A-Lawyer” Thursday July 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. We are hosting that here at KKTV 11 News. Just call 719-457-8211. Fire victims are encouraged to bring in their paperwork, such as a copy of their insurance policy if they have it. That way lawyers can read over them and offer families the best possible advice. For non-emergency questions related to the Waldo Canyon Fire call 1-800-332-6736.
- The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has announced availability of Disaster Unemployment Assistance to help workers who lost their jobs, and self-employed individuals who are unable to work, recover from the effects of the High Park and Waldo Canyon wildfires that began on June 9, 2012.
To receive DUA benefits, you must provide documentation to support that you were working, were self-employed, or had prospective employment at the time of the disaster. Self-employed individuals must provide federal tax forms (including all schedules) for the 2011 tax year. The documentation must be submitted within 21 days from the day the DUA claim is filed.
To file a claim for DUA, applicants may visit the local Disaster Recovery Center at 105 North Spruce Street Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak or Larimer County Workforce Centers, or call the Wildfire Unemployment Resource phone line at 1-888-843-8382 (outside Denver-metro area) or 303-318-9038 (Denver-metro area). The Wildfire Unemployment Resource phone line requires applicants to leave a message with their name, social security number, callback number, and best time(s) to return their call.
Updated: 07/10/2012 - Free legal advice will be made available to people impacted by the Waldo Canyon Fire on July 11 at the El Paso County Disaster Center. Also, attorneys with the El Paso County Bar Association will be staffing the Call for Action phones on Thursday, July 19th from 5 to 7 pm. Call 457-8211 to get free legal advice.
Posted: 07/08/2012 - Despite Governor John Hickenlooper lifting the statewide fire ban Sunday, El Paso, Teller and Pueblo counties all remain under Stage II fire restrictions. This means the following things are still banned in these counties: -Campfires -Using or selling fireworks -Outdoor smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building -Outdoor welding For more information, click on this website.
Posted: 07/07/2012 - From the Salvation Army: The best way to help fire survivors and rescue workers is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors. There are a variety of ways public can support The Salvation Army’s wildfire disaster relief efforts Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY - Designate gift "Disaster Relief" or ”Wildfires” Mail: Designate "Disaster Relief” or “Wildfires” on check/money order, mail to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief P.O. Box 2369 Denver, CO 80201-2369
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