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New York Survivors Impacted by Hurricane Ida Deadline to Apply for Assistance

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Residents of the Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties who had damage or losses as a direct result of Hurricane Ida are encouraged to apply for FEMA assistance as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 6

Date: December 6, 2021

Time: 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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Apply for Disaster Assistance

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Residents of the Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties who had damage or losses as a direct result of Hurricane Ida are encouraged to apply for FEMA assistance as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 6.

FEMA disaster assistance may be available to help pay uninsured or underinsured losses such as home repair for disaster-related damage, rental assistance, reimbursement for lodging expenses for individuals whose home was inaccessible or unhabitable during the disaster, medical expenses incurred from this disaster or other disaster-related needs.

  • You can ask a friend or relative over age 18 to act on your behalf if you are applying to FEMA, if you are unavailable for your FEMA inspection, or if you are appealing a FEMA decision about your eligibility for disaster relief. If you do ask someone to act on your behalf, you must let FEMA know in writing. Submit your consent online from your FEMA account at DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also mail your consent to FEMA National Processing Service Center, P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055 or fax it to 800-827-8112. You and your representative can also visit a Disaster Recovery Center together to submit your consent. Find your nearest Disaster Recovery Center online at fema.gov/DRC.

4 Ways to Apply for Assistance 

*FEMA will suspend operations at the three remaining fixed Disaster Recovery Centers in New York Thursday in observation of Thanksgiving. The FEMA Helpline will also be closed for the holiday. All three centers and the Helpline resume operations Friday, Nov. 26.

The FEMA Helpline will be closed for Thanksgiving and reopen at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26.

Undocumented immigrants

Undocumented immigrants who had losses or damage caused by Ida may be eligible for help from the Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief Fund managed by the New York State Office for New Americans. Call the CPC Brooklyn Community Services at 718-685-3315 for assistance and information. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26.

How To Appeal

If you disagree with a FEMA decision about your eligibility for disaster assistance, remember that you have the right to appeal. Be sure to provide documentation of the damage that affected your essential living space or made your home uninhabitable. That includes repair estimates, contractor bids and photos. For more information and advice on the appeals process, see the: Tips for Appealing a Decision from FEMA Press Release.

 

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Last updated November 24, 2021