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FEMA Disaster Assistance

I Need Information on the Status of My Application, and I have a Few Questions about FEMA’s Disaster Programs. What Should I Do?

Submitted by Doug Doe on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:03pm

Please call 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) or go online at You can call as often as you like to get your questions answered. You can also ask about the location of disaster recovery centers, where you can meet face to face with disaster specialists. 

If I Received a Letter from FEMA with an Ineligible Determination, Does that Mean that I Will Not Get Any Assistance?

Submitted by Doug Doe on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:01pm

Receiving such a letter does not necessarily mean that you are not eligible for disaster assistance, even when the letter states “ineligible” or “incomplete.” It can be an indication that further information is needed, or that your insurance claim needs to be settled first before disaster assistance can be granted

When I Register, do I Qualify and Receive Payments from FEMA?

Submitted by Doug Doe on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:53pm

After you register, your completed application is reviewed, and an inspector may call to schedule an inspection at your damaged dwelling.

If you are eligible for assistance, FEMA’s Households and Individuals Program will send you a U.S. Treasury/state check or a direct deposit to your bank account if you signed up for it. Other types of assistance may be provided later, based on specific eligibility and need.