The FEMA website (www.fema.gov/apply-assistance) 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 http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov
Apply by smartphone at m.fema.gov
3. After You Apply
Check the status of your application.
Iâ€™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 www.fema.gov/applyassistance. 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).