NEW BERLIN, Wis. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) want Grant and Milwaukee County residents to know that disaster funding assistance to recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from July 20-24 may not be taxable income. Disaster assistance will not affect Social Security benefit eligibility, state or federal retirement benefits or temporary public benefits.
Get further information at two DRCs in Milwaukee County.
City of Milwaukee Dept.
Milwaukee Brotherhood of
The Disaster Recovery Centers in Milwaukee County remain open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice.
For tax assistance, individuals may call the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-829-1040, and business owners may call 1-800-829-4933. IRS publication 525, Taxable and Non-Taxable Income, discuss the taxability of disaster relief payments.
For legal assistance, consult your attorney or log onto www.wisbar.org. Call the State Bar of Wisconsin Disaster Legal Services at 1-800-728-7788.
Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs to access Social Security publications online.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.