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We are committed to ensuring a simple claims process, including providing one-on-one assistance at fixed and mobile offices to those who submit a claim. We are also conducting government-to-government consultation with affected Tribal Nations to ensure the claims process is accessible.

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You do not have to apply for FEMA disaster assistance to submit a claim to the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Claims Office.

Did You Suffer Losses or Property Damage from the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire?

The Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Assistance Act Final Rule, published on August 29, 2023, explains the procedures for claimants to seek compensation for injury or loss of property resulting from the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire.

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Have Questions on the Final Rule?
Get answers to commonly asked questions about the Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Assistance Act Final Rule.


  • Claims Office Line Item Checklist
    This non-exhaustive list contains a host of items, including different types of losses and other fire damage related items, that you may wish to check against. The Claims Office developed this checklist to assist with conversations you are having with your Navigator as you process your claim.
  • Claims Documentation Checklist
    When filing a claim, documentation can be one of the most important steps to complete your Proof of Loss form. To simplify and expedite the process, the Claims Office created checklists for the most common types of loss. Visit the News & Media Gallery to view each checklist.

Policy and Regulations

Notice and Proof of Loss Forms

New Mexicans impacted by the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire can submit a Notice of Loss form to signal interest in beginning the claims process.

The Proof of Loss form is a detailed accounting of your loss which will include documentation to support the estimated amount of damage you experienced as a result of the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire.

Notice of Loss Form

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Proof of Loss Form

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Forms Can be Submitted Via:

Once the Claims Office reviews the Notice of Loss form and confirms completeness, the Claims Office has 180 days to determine the amount to be paid to the claimant.

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Who Can Submit a Claim?
Tribal Nations, entities, corporations or members that have been impacted by the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire.

Funding Obligations

Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon By the Numbers: Progress as of 07/09/2024

As of July 9, 2024, FEMA has paid 5,633 claims totaling $909.3M. Of the $909.3M paid, $679.1M has gone to individuals and households, $183.5M to businesses, $5.1M to government, $10.3M to Tribal Nations, $10.5M to nonprofits, and $20.7M to other entities. Currently, 130 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans are in process. The Claims Office has paid 794 NRCS plans, with $279.9M paid to individuals and households and $10.1M paid to nonprofits.
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