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What Information do I Need to Apply?

Whether applying online OR over the phone, you should have a pen and paper and the following information ready:

After you've completed your application for assistance, you will receive a FEMA application number. Write down this number and keep it for future reference.

Apply for Assistance   Inscribase para solicitar asistencia

If you prefer to call FEMA, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
The speech or hearing impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585

Note: FEMA verifies the name and social security number of those registering for disaster assistance. If the name and social security number on file with the social security administration does not match the information you provide you will be asked to submit a copy of an original document, e.g. marriage license, military ID, tax documents, etc., for proof of identity. A need to review and update identity documentation may cause delays in delivery of assistance.

Additional Disaster Assistance Available

Applicant Guide: Help After a Disaster

The applicant guide will be mailed to you after you have registered. The guide provides detailed info about each step in the disaster assistance process.

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Last Modified: Wednesday, 31-Dec-2008 07:03:52 EST