President Biden has approved an expedited Major Disaster Declaration that will help provide federal financial relief for New Yorkers recovering from the flooding damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
The counties covered by the declaration include:
- Kings (Brooklyn)
- Richmond (Staten Island)
Undocumented persons may get financial assistance from FEMA if they qualify. Their status will not be jeopardized by requesting disaster assistance.
The last day to apply for disaster assistance is December 6, 2021.
FEMA officials advise residents who registered with the agency for help should read their determination letter carefully regarding their eligibility for assistance. The letter might not serve as FEMA’s final answer. You may need to submit extra documents to process the application.
Every applicant can appeal the agency’s decision.
Examples of missing documentation may include:
- an insurance settlement letter
- proof of residence
- proof of ownership of the damaged property or
- proof that the damaged property was the applicant’s primary residence at the time of the disaster
By appealing, you are asking FEMA to review the case.
Apply for disaster assistance.
- Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Division: Hurricane Ida Assistance
- Phone Number: (800) 621-3362
- Business Hours: Daily: 7 AM - 11:45 PM
- TTY: (800) 462-7585
If you use a relay service (a videophone, InnoCaption, CapTel, etc.), provide your number assigned to that service.
FEMA must be able to contact you. Be aware that phone calls from FEMA may appear to come from an unidentified number.