Applying for FEMA Assistance

The FEMA website ( has an easy, three-step approach for answering your questions about the application process:

1. Before You Apply

  • What is disaster assistance? What items are covered by disaster assistance?
  • What are my rights?
  • Do I qualify for assistance?
  • How can I locate a Disaster Recovery Center?
  • What information do I need to apply? (See below)

2.Ways to Apply

  • Apply by phone: .
  • Call 800-621-FEMA (3362). .
  • Call TTY 800-462-7585 for people with speech or hearing disabilities.
  • Apply online at
  • Apply by smartphone at

3. After You Apply

  • Check the status of your application.
  • I’m registered with FEMA. What do I do next?
  • My address or phone number has changed. How do I alert FEMA?
  • I was denied assistance. Is there an appeal process?
  • How can FEMA help me manage my long term needs?
  • I received FEMA assistance. What do I need to know?
  • You can follow this process via the Web or by phone. On the Web, go to By phone, contact FEMA Disaster Assistance at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or for TTY services, 800-462-7585.
  • When you contact FEMA, you will need to have the following information:
  • Five digit Zip Code
  • Current contact telephone number
  • Social Security number
  • Current mailing address and address of damaged property
  • Date the damage occurred
  • Directions to the property
  • Brief description of damaged property
  • Insurance information and policy number(s)
  • Gross family income
  • A bank routing number (So FEMA can deposit funds directly to your bank account).