FEMA & Other Government Benefits
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This category covers the financial and other benefits that a person might get after or during a disaster. It includes FEMA Benefits, housing help, local help, and other public assistance programs. It covers who is eligible for this help, how they access it, how to maintain it, or other issues that might arise.
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.
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.
Disaster Programs And Benefits
This covers the financial and other public benefits that a person might get after or during a disaster. It includes how a person who has been through a disaster can access benefits for housing and other needs assistance. This includes food benefits, FEMA benefits, SBA disaster loans for housing assistance, and other access to help with disaster expenses and needs.
This resource includes information about FEMA Appeals including understanding common denial reasons, and the 60-day appeal process, and explains other fundamentals to complete a FEMA Appeal for assistance.
FEMA Awards And Home Repair(s)
This information is about the limit of the things can FEMA for home repairs, who can appeal a FEMA home repair award, and how to appeal a FEMA home repair award
Homeowners Affected By Disasters
This provides information about issues homeowners may face when they own a home that is affected by a natural disaster event.
Housing After A Disaster
A guide to the legal issues a person may encounter in housing after a natural disaster. This includes information for homeowners and renters.
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.
Renters Affected By Disasters
This provides information about renters who live in a home that is affected by a natural disaster event.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans
Information on disaster loans provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration and how to apply.