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Disaster Assistance Sequence Of Delivery

A flowchart that shows what disaster assistance may be available to a disaster survivor based on his or her circumstance and eligibility.  The survivor may be initially assisted by voluntary agencies and mass care providers offering food, shelter, clothing and medical needs.  The survivor may also receive insurance payments from his or her homeowners, property and flood insurance policies.   Federal Assistance may also become available for uninsured or underinsured needs, or when insurance benefits are significantly delayed.  For example, FEMA may provide the survivor disaster housing assistance for lodging expense reimbursement, temporary sheltering, home rental, repairs, or replacement.  FEMA may also provide Other Needs Assistance, or ONA, for disaster related medical, dental, childcare, and funeral expenses.    A disaster survivor may also be assisted through a low interest loan for real and personal property losses from the Small Business Administration, or SBA.    FEMA will coordinate with whole community partners to address  remaining unmet needs once an applicant has received all Federal assistance for which they are eligible.  It is important to note that eligibility for Federal Assistance is based on each applicants’ individual circumstances as they relate to each program’s conditions of eligibility.  Not all applicants will be eligible for all forms of Federal Assistance.

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A flowchart that shows what disaster assistance may be available to a disaster survivor based on his or her circumstance and eligibility.  The survivor may be initially assisted by voluntary agencies and mass care providers offering food, shelter, clothing and medical needs.  The survivor may also receive insurance payments from his or her homeowners, property and flood insurance policies.   Federal Assistance may also become available for uninsured or underinsured needs, or when insurance benefits are significantly delayed.  For example, FEMA may provide the survivor disaster housing assistance for lodging expense reimbursement, temporary sheltering, home rental, repairs, or replacement.  FEMA may also provide Other Needs Assistance, or ONA, for disaster related medical, dental, childcare, and funeral expenses.    A disaster survivor may also be assisted through a low interest loan for real and personal property losses from the Small Business Administration, or SBA.    FEMA will coordinate with whole community partners to address  remaining unmet needs once an applicant has received all Federal assistance for which they are eligible.  It is important to note that eligibility for Federal Assistance is based on each applicants’ individual circumstances as they relate to each program’s conditions of eligibility.  Not all applicants will be eligible for all forms of Federal Assistance.

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