If you are a disaster survivor, you may qualify for federal assistance. FEMA disaster assistance application expires November 30, 2017.
Here are other things residents need to know:
Where To Apply
Residents who suffered losses may register in the following ways:
What Might Be Covered
FEMA assistance for individuals may include grants that cover such things as:
“If you have insurance, FEMA may still be able to assist with disaster-related expenses that were underinsured or not covered by your policy,” Watler said.
What Happens Next
Once an application is filed, a FEMA inspector will reach out to schedule an inspection appointment with the applicant. Inspections generally take about 40 minutes or less and include verification of disaster-related losses and a review of ownership or residency records, he added. There is no cost for an inspection.
REMINDER: Make sure to ask for a FEMA housing inspector’s ID before an inspection begins to avoid scams.
It takes FEMA up to two weeks to schedule an inspection appointment. After the inspection, FEMA will review the situation and notify the applicant by email or physical mail about the claim decision.
It is recommended applicants have these documents available for the inspection:
Follow Up With FEMA
FEMA Online ApplicationWhat you will need.....
The online registration process will take 18-20 minutes.
What you will need when filling out the application:
Social Security Number (SSN)
(NOTE: If you, your co-applicant, or a minor child in the household are a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National, or a Qualified Alien and do not have a social security number, FEMA will not be able to complete a registration. The Social Security number is required for Identity Verification purposes.)
If registering for a business, the SSN of the person responsible for the business is required.
Pen and Paper
Electronic Funds Transfer/Direct Deposit Information
If you are determined to be eligible for assistance and would prefer funds be transferred directly to your account, you must provide the following banking information:
If you need further information or assistance:
Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). This number is also for users of 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS). TTY users can call 1-800-462-7585. Helpline services are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET.
Call FEMA's Internet Help Desk at 1-800-745-0243. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To learn more about disaster assistance, read the Applicant Guide (requires Adobe Reader), view Federally Declared Disasters by Calendar Year, or review support from other available Agencies.