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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

What to Expect After You Apply for FEMA Aid

August 25, 2016
Blog Post

What to Expect After You Apply for FEMA Aid

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.

Inspectors won't:
• 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.