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Graphic: Disaster Assistance Process

Sources of financial help after a disaster: 1. Voluntary Agencies • Emergency food, shelter, clothing and medical needs, 
immediately after a disaster. 2. Insurance • File a claim if you have insurance (flood, homeowner’s, renter’s, auto, etc.). For losses not fully covered by insurance, register for disaster assistance: 3. Disaster grant from FEMA • You don’t need to wait for an insurance settlement to register. Can cover:
• Temporary rental costs.
• Repairs to your home to make it safe to live in.
• Medical, dental, child care or funeral expenses.
4. Disaster loan from the Small Business Administration • Complete the application to be fully considered for all types of grants from FEMA.
• You don’t have to accept a loan if offered one.
• You don’t need to wait for an insurance 
settlement to apply.
Can cover:
• Repairs to damaged primary residence.
• Clothing, furniture, appliances, vehicles.
If you don’t qualify for a loan, you might be eligible for other grants: 5. Other needs grant from FEMA • Personal property. • Moving and storage. • Transportation. Additional Services: If you’ve been through the FEMA application process and still have unmet needs, you may be referred to voluntary agencies. Call FEMA at any point to talk through your situation: 800-621-3362 (711 or Video Relay Service)
800-462-7585 (TTY)

This graphic provides an overview of the disaster assistance process, including voluntary agencies, insurance, FEMA grants, and/or a disaster loan from the Small Business Administration. PDF version.

Foto por FEMA Graphic - Ago 29, 2016
Last Updated: agosto 29, 2016