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Disaster assistance information

Tips for Applying

1. Have social security #

2. Insurance policy info.

3. Bank account info.

4. Detail of damages- photos are helpful

5. Address & phone #

6. Annual income info

What to expect after Applying

  1. Within 10 days of applying a FEMA inspector will call to ask about your disaster damage.

  2. Within 10 days of the inspector call you should receive a decision letter.

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When writing an appeal letter:

1. Must be filed in a paper letter within 60 days

2. Explain why you disagree with the decision

3. Include: full name, DOB & address

4. Include your 9 digit FEMA #

5. Include FEMA Declaration # (DR-4596-AL)

6. Include you or your co-applicant signature

7. Not willing to relocate or move

8. Application may be incomplete

9. FEMA requesting more information

What to Expect
Need to Appeal


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