FAQ Topic: FEMA & Insurance Claims
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
You must be a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National, or a Qualified Alien (green card) in order to be eligible for FEMA cash assistance programs.
Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov 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