Loans, Contracts & Scams After A Disaster
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This category concerns legal issues related to loans, contracts and scams after a disaster. After a disaster individuals may attempt to exploit the situation by offering loans or contracts that are scmas. These offers may include high interest loans, contracts to do work that is never completed, or offers that require an upfront fee for a service that is not provided.
Bank Customers in Areas Affected by Recent Hurricanes
Topics covering mortgage/loan repayment, access to money, consumer/credit issues, flood insurance, and bank operations/deposit insurance.
Common Legal Issues After a Disaster
This resource covers housing, consumer, finance after a disaster, family and educational issues, disaster programs and benefits, employment and unemployment after a disaster, wills, estates and guardianships, and other public health emergency issues after a disaster.
Consumer Issues After a Disaster
This resource covers the various consumer issues that may come up after a disaster including insurance claims, debt, and bankruptcy.
Disaster Declarations - State and Federal
A Disaster Declaration is a formal statement by a public official (i.e. Mayor, County Judge, or Governor) that a disaster or emergency situation exceeds their response capabilities. Based on the Governor's request, the President may declare that a major disaster or emergency exists. This activates an array of Federal programs to assist in the response and recovery effort.
This resource covers the various topics and issues that occur within the category of disaster fraud. This goes over disaster fraud and gives information about the detection and prevention of fraud related to a disaster.
Mortgage Help for Homeowners Affected by Disasters
After a disaster, it is important to get in touch with your bank or mortgage servicer to get relief. Learn what you need to know about getting mortgage help for homeowners who are affected by a disaster event.
Preparing For A Disaster
It is important to plan ahead for disasters. The more you prepare ahead for a disaster, the faster and easier it may be to recover. If you are experiencing the effects of a disaster, you may face different legal problems. This includes information for how to prepare in advance for a disaster and for disaster survivors. A disaster event requires immediate attention and quick remedial action. A disaster involves injury, loss of life, damage to property, or catastrophic interference with normal activities. This information includes how to prepare to deal with sudden, unexpected, or impending situations where a disaster may occur.