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If you applied with FEMA for assistance after a disaster, their below graphic outlines what you can expect next.

If you have questions about your application or the assistance process, you can meet in person with FEMA staff by visiting a Disaster Recovery Center.
 

According to FEMA,gov, many times ineligibility is determined because FEMA does not have important information, such as an insurance settlement letter, proof of ownership, or proof that the damaged property was the primary residence at the time of the disaster. The applicants may just need to submit the extra documents for FEMA to process their application.

Applicants may submit missing documentation to FEMA in person at a disaster recovery center. To find center locations and current hours, download the FEMA mobile app in English, FEMA mobile app in Spanish or visit FEMA.gov/DRC.

If they have any questions they should call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are available.

There are several reasons why applicants may be determined to be ineligible.

FEMA’s letter may refer to:

What applicants can do if they disagree:

Ownership not proven

Submit one of the following:

  • Title or deed
  • Tax assessment documentation
  • Mortgage payment letter
  • Other documents proving ownership of the home

No contact for an inspection

Call the disaster assistance helpline and provide their current phone number and the best time to reach them.

Failed identity verification

Submit documents to verify their name and Social Security #:

  • Current payroll check stub
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Medicare forms

Linked for duplicate

Submit documents proving they were not living with or assisted by another person who applied for assistance at their address.

Ineligible insured

To prove they are uninsured or underinsured for damage, submit one of the following:

  • Insurance settlement documents
  • A denial letter from their insurance agent/company
  • Any other supporting information

Ineligible for temporary rental assistance (applicants indicated to the inspector they were not willing to move while repairs were made)

Contact FEMA to:

  • Update their housing status.
  • Explain why they had (or will have) to relocate.

 

How to Appeal the FEMA Determination

All survivors have the right to appeal. By appealing, they are asking FEMA to review their case. Written appeals must be submitted within 60 days of receipt of the letter determining eligibility.

To ensure accuracy and help FEMA process their appeal, applicants will need to include the following information in their letter:

  • The date
  • Their full name
  • The address of their damaged property
  • Current contact information
  • Disaster number: DR-4393-NC
  • Last four digits of their Social Security number
  • Their nine-digit FEMA registration number on each page and on all documents
  • Notarization of their letter including a copy of a state issued identification card, or include the following statement, “I hereby declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.”
  • Their signature

If someone other than the applicant or the co-applicant is writing the letter, the applicants must sign a statement affirming that the person may act on their behalf. They should keep a copy of the appeal for their records.

There are three ways to submit the appeal:

  • Mail the appeal letter to:
    • FEMA – Individuals & Households Program
      National Processing Service Center
      O. Box 10055
      Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055
  • Or fax it to:
    • 800-827-8112
      Attention: FEMA – Individuals & Households Program
  • Or take the appeal letter to a disaster recovery center, where FEMA representatives can answer questions and fax the letter along with supporting documentation.

In-person American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are available by calling or texting FEMA. (Note: Phone numbers are usually different for each declared disaster.)

If above video is not viewable, visit FEMA to watch Request an American Sign Language interpreter and learn more at www.disasterassistance.gov.

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Some additional disaster assistance tips from FEMA: After registering for disaster assistance, a survivor may be contacted by a housing inspector to schedule an inspection. The inspection generally takes about 20-40 minutes. The inspector will want to see the damaged areas of the home and any damaged furniture and personal property. There is no fee for the inspection.

Housing inspectors always wear a FEMA badge and will not ask you for your unique 9-digit registration number. They will already have it on file.

If the home was found to be inaccessible at the time of inspection, the applicant is required to let FEMA know when the home is accessible and request a new inspection. To update the status of an uninhabitable dwelling, applicants should call the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362.

Someone 18 years of age or older must be present during the inspection.

The inspector will also ask to see:

  • Photo identification;
  • Proof of ownership / occupancy of damaged residence (tax bill, mortgage payment book, rental agreement or utility bill);
  • Insurance documents (homeowner’s or renter’s insurance and/or an auto insurance policy summary);
  • List of people living in the residence at the time of disaster; and
  • All disaster-related damages to both real and personal property.

Once the inspection process is complete, FEMA will review the case and send a letter to the applicant outlining a decision.

If an applicant is eligible for FEMA assistance, FEMA will send funds via check by mail or direct deposit into the survivor’s bank account. If a survivor receives money for rental assistance, the survivor must keep documentation and receipts of payments made and have a written landlord/tenant agreement for the time frame for which assistance is provided.

If an applicant is not eligible for FEMA assistance, FEMA will send a letter explaining why the applicant was determined ineligible. The applicant should read this letter carefully. Many times ineligibility is due to FEMA not having important information, such as an insurance settlement letter, proof of ownership or proof of occupancy. Applicants have 60 days to appeal a FEMA decision. The appeal process is detailed in the letter.

Some videos from FEMA in ASL and several languages:

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