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December 4, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – Not every Connecticut resident who registered for federal disaster assistance following Hurricane Sandy will qualify for aid. But an appeal process can ensure those affected by the storm will receive all aid to which they are legally eligible. An applicant has 60 days from the day a determination letter arrives to appeal the FEMA decision. To file an appeal, write a letter explaining why the decision about the amount or type of assistance received is not correct. The letter should include any documents supporting the applicant’s claim.
December 3, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – The FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Center at the Department of Police Services, 6 Custom Drive, Old Saybrook, will close at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec 8. Help is still available for residents with damage from Hurricane Sandy.  Register online or through the FEMA Helpline call center. The deadline to register is Dec. 31.
December 3, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – The FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Center at the Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, will close at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5. Help is still available for residents with damage from Hurricane Sandy.  Register online or through the FEMA Helpline call center. The deadline to register is Dec. 31.
December 1, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. - Some survivors of Hurricane Sandy are discovering that getting turned down for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration may lead to other forms of assistance. "In most cases, referral to these resources is automatic if SBA rejects your loan application," said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "But applicants who don't return their applications to SBA close the door on these resources."
November 30, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – Hours of operation for the FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Centers in Connecticut have changed and the center at Gateway Community College, Long Wharf Campus, New Haven, will close Saturday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m.
November 30, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — Connecticut residents who had damage from Hurricane Sandy have only 30 days left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline to register for disaster assistance is Monday, Dec. 31.
November 30, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – Hurricane Sandy survivors are putting low-interest disaster loans to good use. The loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are being used to: • Make home repairs not covered by insurance;• Replace clothing, appliances and vehicles;• Make improvements to reduce the risk of future damage; and• Refinance existing liens or mortgages on homes.
November 29, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – An outreach team from FEMA will be at Home Depot stores in Norwalk, Bridgeport and Stratford this weekend to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding. Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer “how-to” information for retrofitting buildings and elevating utilities. Specialists can also provide clean up tips for removing mold and mildew from a storm-damaged home.
November 29, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – FEMA and the state of Connecticut invite residents affected by Hurricane Sandy to follow them on Twitter to stay up-to-date about ongoing recovery efforts. The Twitter channels @FEMARegion1 and @FEMASandy feature FEMA’s most recent mission-related information.
November 27, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – Hurricane Sandy survivors receiving Social Security or other government aid have no cause for concern when it comes to how disaster assistance might affect their benefits. Disaster assistance grants are not taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid, medical waiver programs, welfare assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance.

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