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Step-by-Step guide to applying for FEMA assistance

Please see this helpful step-by-step guide on applying for FEMA assistance. Use this search tool to see if your area has been declared a disaster area for individual assistance from FEMA. If your area is eligible for individual assistance, use this link to apply to FEMA for aid and check the status of an application. You can also call FEMA for information on the status of your claim. Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The speech or hearing impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.

About Emergency Disaster SNAP Benefits & Disaster Food Stamps

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)provides eligible low to moderate-income households who do not normally get SNAP benefits get assistance after a federally declared disaster. This also includes information for current SNAP recipients including information about Replacement SNAP Benefits and Supplemental SNAP Benefits.

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.

Disaster Recovery Center Locator

Use your city and state or ZIP code to search for a Disaster Recovery Center near you.

FEMA Appeals

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 things limit 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.

Louisiana Disaster Assistance

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) serves as the Governor's Authorized Representative for disaster events and is responsible for coordinating resources for state and local governments, private non-profits and our Louisiana citizenry.

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.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families: TANF - Louisiana's cash aid program for children and their parents is the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP). This program, along with the Food Stamp program, is administered by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

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.

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