Disaster Assistance

Disaster Assistance

Disaster Assistance Can Help You

The application process for Disaster Assistance will take 18-20 minutes.

For technical problems, please contact FEMA's Technical Helpdesk at 1-800-745-0243 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing impared.

You will need the following information to complete the registration:

  • Social Security Number
  • Insurance information
  • Financial information
  • Contact information
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Direct Deposit Information (optional)

Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local Governments Can Include Required:

  • FEMA is authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.
  • Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent federal funding.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.