The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers a detailed look at what you should expect to happen after you apply for FEMA aid.
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Within 10 days after registering: A FEMA Inspector will call you to schedule an appointment.
During the Inspector’s visit, inspectors will:
- Wear official FEMA ID badges.
- Confirm your disaster registration number.
- Review structural and personal property damages.
- Determine eligibility.
- Cost any money.
- Ask for credit card information.
- Take the place of an insurance inspection.
Be ready to keep your scheduled appointment.
- Appointments take 10-20 minutes, and you must be present.
- Contact your insurance agent, if you have insurance.
Present these documents:
- Photo ID: driver’s license or passport
- Proof of occupancy: lease or utility bill
- Proof of ownership: deed, title, mortgage payment book, or tax receipts
Within 10 days after the Inspector’s visit: You will be sent a decision letter.
- If eligible for assistance, you will receive a check or an electronic funds transfer.
- A follow-up letter will explain how the money can be used.
Loan Application Info:
- You may receive a low-interest disaster loan application in the packet.
- You do not have to accept a loan but to remain eligible for other types of federal assistance, complete the application and return it.