Rumor: FEMA will reimburse me for a generator I purchase.


It depends. FEMA may reimburse the purchase if you lost power and the generator was needed to power a medically required piece of equipment, including a refrigerator for required medicines, such as insulin. To qualify, you must submit documentation from a medical services provider stating the equipment is medically required.  

In rare instances, the requirement for a medical-need for the generator may be waived, allowing reimbursement for eligible individuals and households who lost power due to the disaster.

Be sure to check for disaster-specific guidance, including:

  1. If reimbursement for a generator is being offered for the disaster.
  2. If you qualify for this assistance.
  3. The date range in which you can purchase a generator and receive reimbursement.

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