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Financial Assistance Within Designated Natural Disaster Areas

Following an event like an earthquake, flood, or tornado, the president may declare an area a natural disaster and allow individual assistance for those affected. Learn how you can qualify for disaster help with food, bills, unemployment, tax relief, and more.

for your area, you may qualify for . 

Learn About D-SNAP 

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is also known as food stamps for disaster situations. D-SNAP provides one month’s worth of benefits on a debit-type card that you can use at most grocery stores.

  • Once your state sets up a D-SNAP program, you’ll have about a week to apply.

  • If you qualify, you’ll receive benefits within three days.

Find Out If You Qualify for D-Snap

You must live where:

  • The president has for the disaster area
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) has approved states to operate D-SNAP in a disaster area
  • Your state has requested and received FNS approval to operate D-SNAP

You may qualify for D-SNAP even if you wouldn't normally qualify for regular SNAPXổ số trực tiếp 3 miền (food stamps) because:

  • You may be out of work due to the disaster

  • You may be facing costly home repairs

If you already receive SNAP, you can apply for D-SNAP if the amount you’d receive is more than you get under SNAP.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnAs a separate benefit, you may be able to get for your children or your entire family. This is provided through the school meals programs.

Apply for D-SNAP

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnContact to apply for D-SNAP or to find the location of special application sites throughout the affected disaster area. 

  • You can also use the .

  • Complete the .

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnVisit FEMA's page.

  • Call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền) for disaster assistance.

  • To get help in person, find a Disaster Recovery Center near you with the . 

  • Apply for a Disaster Recovery Loan

    The Small Business Administration provides low-interest loans. These loans can help homeowners and small businesses recover from declared disasters. .

    Get Tax Relief After a Disaster

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnFind out if you qualify as an individual or as a business owner for .

    Complain About Disaster Relief Assistance

    Learn where to file a complaint about your disaster relief experience or report disaster relief fraud

    web page to:

    • See if you’re eligible for assistance

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnView the benefits you may receive

    • Get information on how to file a claim

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnThe Department of Labor (DOL) provides . This includes:

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnKeeping workers safe during cleanup and recovery efforts

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnEnsuring workers get paid properly

    For more information, call 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365).

    Get Emergency Help with Utility Bills

    If you can’t afford to heat or cool your home after a disaster, you may qualify for emergency help with energy bills. 

    Where can I get help with my energy bills?

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to provide so you can:

    • Pay to reconnect utilities

    • Pay utility bills

    • Repair or replace your furnace and air conditioners

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnRepair home insulation

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnBuy coats and blankets

    • Buy fans and generators

    How can I apply for assistance with energy bills?

    To get help:

    • You must meet your eligibility requirements.

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYour state must have funds available.

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền. But local social services agencies or charitable organizations may offer short-term help. Visit online or call 211 to find local agencies that may be able to help.

    program helps homeowners recover by making it easier to get a mortgage. The program is also known as Section 203(h). It’s offered by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

    • You don't have to make a down payment. You do have to pay closing costs and prepaid expenses. Or, the seller can pay them.

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnFHA mortgage insurance is not free. You must pay a premium upfront and regular monthly premiums with your mortgage payment.

    • The government sets limits on the amount that may be insured and on the dollar value of the mortgage itself. These figures vary by location depending on the cost of living and other factors.

    Find More Information on the No Down Payment Program

    • Contact the .

    • Check this nationwide.

    • Contact a for assistance with disaster-related issues.

    to individuals and businesses hurt by a major disaster or emergency.

    Get Your Tax Refund Faster After a Disaster

    In a , you can get a faster refund by filing an . You will need to claim the disaster-related losses on your tax return for the previous year.

    Get guidance from the IRS on or . 

    Tax Relief for Recent Disasters

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnGet a list of the .

    File a Complaint About Disaster Relief Assistance

    Several U.S. government programs help people after a disaster or emergency. If you want to file a complaint about a specific program, contact the agencyXổ số trực tiếp 3 miền that manages it.

    File a Complaint About FEMA Operations and Employees

    if you have a complaint about its work or employees during or after a disaster. 

    Report Disaster Relief Fraud

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnScammers and identity thieves often target people affected by a disaster. Most scams involve some aspect of applying for disaster assistance and can include:

    • Fraud, waste, abuse, or allegations of mismanagement involving disaster relief operations

    • Fraud committed by an individual or entity outside the U.S. 

    • Someone filing a false damage claim



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    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLast Updated: September 9, 2020