Filing FEMA Claims and how they benefit you
The Federal Emergency Management Agency often helps during natural disasters.
Anyone who lives in a federally declared disaster area can file a claim with FEMA.
You must also file a claim with your insurance company, however, FEMA can’t help you cover costs that may arise from that claim.
People can apply online or over the phone.
A FEMA agent will contact you within 10 to 14 days, and they will then file a report.
If you qualify, a check will be sent by mail or direct deposit along with a letter explaining how you are to use the funds.
Fema funds are tax-free and don’t have to be repaid.