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Resources for flood victims in St. Joseph, Elkhart and Marshall counties

Flooding in Elkhart County // Photo provided by viewer Ashley Dercach

More help for flood victims.

There's now a toll free legal aid hotline, thanks to the Indiana State Bar Association and Indiana Legal Services.

There is also Disaster Unemployment Assistance available.

People in St. Joseph, Elkhart and Marshall counties whose unemployment or self-employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms or flooding in February can file for help.

But that has to be done by June 11.

Disaster Legal Services:

The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is partnering with Indiana Legal Services (ILS) to establish a toll-free legal aid hotline for victims of the recent severe storms and flooding in Southeast and Northwest Indiana. Storm victims facing legal issues may call Indiana Legal Services at 844.243.8570 to get legal help. The toll-free number will operate Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT).

Disaster Unemployment Assistance:

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to eligible individuals as a result of a major disaster declared by the President on May 4, 2018. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is accepting applications for DUA from individuals in Carroll, Clark, Elkhart, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Lake, Marshall and St. Joseph counties whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms and flooding between February 14, 2018 and March 4, 2018. Applications for DUA must be filed by June 11, 2018.

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