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Rumeur:You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for federal assistance.


This is not true. FEMA may provide financial assistance to eligible U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals and qualified aliens.

When available, life sustaining resources such as shelter, food and water, crisis counseling, disaster case management, disaster supplemental nutrition assistance program and disaster legal services are available to disaster survivors regardless of citizenship and immigration status.

To learn more, visit our Citizenship and Immigration Status Requirements for Federal Public Benefits page.