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If My Request for FEMA Disaster Assistance is Denied, What Should I Do?

Submitted by Doug Doe on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:31pm

If denied FEMA assistance, follow these steps:

  1. Read the letter carefully. There will be a reason for denial stated in the letter and normally, what the individual has to do to correct any problems
  2. Take the letter to the nearest Disaster Response Center, let the staff know you are registered and that you need assistance in correcting a problem with your request
  3. At this stage, a lot of denials are because the individual either hasn't had time to get their insurance policy copy to FEMA or haven't gotten other insurance documentation (settlement statement) to FEMA
  4. Individuals may also attempt to resolve the problem by calling 1-800-621-3362 or at www.disasterassistance.gov.