Graphic: What to do if you disagree with FEMA's decision letter
This graphic explains the appeals process for individuals who've applied for disaster assistance. The text reads as follows:
What to do if you disagree with FEMA’s decision letter
1. Read the letter carefully to find out why the decision was made.
Do you need to provide additional information?
• Insurance determination letter.
• Proof of occupancy or ownership.
• Proof of ID.
• Applicant’s signature.
Common reasons for the initial decision:
• The damage was to a secondary home or a rental property, not a primary residence.
• Someone else in the household applied and received assistance.
• Disaster-related losses could not be verified.
• Insurance covered all losses.
2. Contact FEMA for help with filing an appeal or any questions.
800-621-3362 (711 or Video Relay Service available)
A Disaster Recovery Center
3. File a written appeal.
Explain why you think the decision was not correct.
• Provide supporting information and documents.
• Include your FEMA registration number on all documents.
• Sign the letter.
Mail or fax your appeal within 60 days of the decision letter date, or drop it off at a Disaster Recovery Center.Photo by FEMA Graphic - Nov 02, 2015