Special unemployment assistance for those who lost their jobs because of Hurricane Sandy has been extended to residents in all 21 counties. Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance is for people who are unemployed as a direct result of damages caused by the storm. Self-employed people are eligible. Most impacted workers qualify for regular Unemployment Insurance. So, the Christie administration advises people to file a regular unemployment claim first. That can be done online at www.njuifile.net.