Sending Payments To FEMA

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This page contains information on how individuals who received Disaster Assistance can send money to FEMA either by personal check or money order through the United States Postal Service or through a courier service.  FEMA assistance in the form of an uncashed or undeposited Treasury Check can also be returned to FEMA. 

Checks or Money Order

All routine checks or money order payments made payable to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or FEMA) should be sent to:

P.O. Box 530217
Atlanta, GA 30353-0217

For payments sent via courier (i.e., UPS, DHL and FedEx) the address is:

Bank of America
Lockbox Number 530217
1075 Loop Road
Atlanta, GA 30337-6002

Include your name, social security number and FEMA application number on any correspondence.  Include a brief statement regarding why you are sending funds to FEMA.

Treasury Checks

To return uncashed or undeposited Treasury Checks send the check to the following address:

PO Box 12599-0599
Kansas City, MO  64116-0599

Include your name, social security number and FEMA application number on any correspondence.

Notice to Customers Making Payment By Check

When you use your checks to make payments, banks will now convert them to images and electronically transfer funds (EFT) in accordance with a 2004 law affecting all banks - the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (Check 21 Act).

Therefore, effective May 4, 2006, when you send FEMA a check, our bank will copy your check and use the account information on it to electronically debit your account for the amount of the check.  The debit from your account will usually occur within 24 hours and will be shown on your regular account statement.

You will no longer receive your original checks back.  Our bank will destroy your original check, but will keep the copy of it.  If the EFT cannot be processed for technical reasons, by this notice, you authorize us to process the copy in place of your original check.  If the EFT cannot be completed because of insufficient funds, our bank will try to make the transfer up to 2 times after which it will be returned to your bank for insufficient funds at which time your bank may charge you a return fee which generally differs by each bank.

This notice is provided in accordance with the Department of the Treasury regulations at 31 CFR 210, Appendix C.

Last Updated: 
03/04/2015 - 10:43
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