SolanoCountyRecovers: The official website for wildfire response and recovery.

FAQ Topic: FEMA & Insurance Claims

Do I need to file a claim or can I just rely on FEMA?

By law, FEMA cannot give you money for items that your insurance covers, (this would be considered a duplication of benefits), but FEMA may be able to help with uncompensated losses or unmet needs not covered by your insurance company. If you have not already contacted your insurance agent to file a claim, please do … Continued

How do I apply for FEMA?

Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit as soon as possible. Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time … Continued

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