How do I apply for disaster assistance?
When you apply you will be asked for the following information:
- The address of your damaged home or apartment.
- Names of people living in your household.
- A description of your disaster damages.
- Insurance information.
- Your Social Security Number.
- A telephone number where you can be reached or obtain a message.
- An address where you can get mail.
If you want your disaster assistance funds sent directly to your bank, provide the FEMA agent:
- your bank account type
- account number
- routing number
When you apply you will be given a FEMA application number. Write down your application number and save it for future reference. You will need the application number whenever you contact FEMA.
Insurance is essential in any recovery process. If you've been affected by the disaster, make sure you call your insurance company and file a claim. Only damages that are not covered by insurance can qualify for FEMA disaster assistance. By law we cannot duplicate benefits. The maximum on uninsured losses is $29,900.
If you move after applying for assistance, be sure to let FEMA know your new address and telephone number(s). This will ensure that all disaster awards get to you without delay.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.
FEMA's temporary housing assistance and grants for disaster-related medical and dental expenses and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must complete and submit them to SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:2010 Flood Damage for Tangible Personal Property
Tangible Personal Property Item List
2010 Flood Damage Proration Application