I applied for assistance. What next?
1. We recommend you create an account online so you can:
- Check the status of your Registration
- Update your insurance and bank information
- Add or update contact information
- Apply for assistance with other agencies
- View and print information from FEMA
- Change your address with the Social Security Administration
You are not required to create an account to apply for FEMA assistance.
2. FEMA will send you a copy of your application, which should arrive either via U.S. mail or, if you elected to receive email correspondence, in your Disaster Assistance Account (notification via email). FEMA will also send you an Applicant Guide to assist you with the process.
3. An inspector may contact you to schedule a time to review your damages.
4. You may be asked to complete additional forms.
Declaration and Release Form: Verifies that a member of the household is a citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien of the United States.
Check the status of my application
- Log into the DisasterAssistance.gov website (personal computer or smartphone)
- Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for people with speech or hearing disabilities.
- Visit a Disaster Recovery Center.
To check the status of your application online or from a smartphone, you must have an account. If you don't have one, create an account online.
NOTE: After applying for assistance, please wait 24 hours before checking the status of your application. Applying more than once will result in a delay in your application.
I received assistance from FEMA
- What can I spend money on?
- I've been told I need to repay some of the money I was given, how do I do that?
I was denied assistance
I have more questions
- View our frequently asked questions.
- Call the FEMA Help Line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for people with speech or hearing disabilities.
- Visit a disaster recovery center.