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How to use FEMA assistance

Do I have to use the money (for home repair, rental assistance, etc) as stated in the letter?

FEMA provides assistance to meet your housing and personal property related needs after a disaster. You will receive a letter from FEMA via U.S. Mail which will tell you what expenses the money covers. Please read this letter carefully and also refer to your "Help After A Disaster, An Applicant's Guide to the Individuals and Households Program" which was mailed to you after you registered for assistance.

If you do not use the funds in the way they were intended to be used, you will not be able to request additional assistance. Please remember to keep the receipts for three years showing how you spent the assistance provided to you.

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Wed, 12/02/2015 - 13:08