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FEMA Deadlines Extended Yet Again

Posted By Willie Simpson On February 27, 2013 @ 4:00 pm In News & Features | 4 Comments

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FEMA has shown a remarkable degree of fairness [1] in extending its deadlines to register for disaster assistance, and it actually comes as no surprise that they have done so again.

The previous deadline was set for today February 27, but has been extended another 30 days to March 29. The deadline also extends to complete and return low-interest SBA disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Here are the relevant details:

How to register with FEMA

Individuals can register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov [2] or via smartphone or tablet by going to m.fema.gov [3] or by downloading the FEMA app.

Survivors can also register by calling the FEMA Helpline: 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. The line is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST, seven days a week until further notice.

Anyone with questions regarding the FEMA registration process, the status of their application and available disaster assistance programs is encouraged to visit a Disaster Recovery Center or contact FEMA.

To find the nearest Disaster Recovery Center, the following options are available: Text DRC and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA), and a text message will be sent back with the address. Also, the Disaster Recovery Center locator is available online atwww.FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers [4].

SBA disaster loan application

A simple and fast way to complete the disaster loan application is online, using the SBA’s electronic loan application. Go to https://DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ELA [5].

SBA customer service representatives are available to issue or accept low-interest disaster loan applications and answer questions at all New York State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers and

SBA business recovery centers and Disaster Loan Outreach Centers. To locate the nearest center, visit www.sba.gov [6] or call 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339).

More information is available by calling the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center toll-free number, 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339). Assistance is also available by sending an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov [7] or by visiting www.sba.gov [6].

For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visitwww.fema.gov/SandyNY [8]www.twitter.com/FEMASandy [9],www.facebook.com/FEMASandy [10] and www.fema.gov/blog [11].

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

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[1] FEMA has shown a remarkable degree of fairness: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/01/fema-extends-disaster-assistance-and-hotel-shelter-program-deadlines/

[2] www.DisasterAssistance.gov: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

[3] m.fema.gov: http://m.fema.gov/

[4] www.FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers: http://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers

[5] https://DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ELA: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ELA

[6] www.sba.gov: http://www.sba.gov/

[7] DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov: mailto:DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov

[8] www.fema.gov/SandyNY: http://www.fema.gov/SandyNY

[9] www.twitter.com/FEMASandy: http://www.twitter.com/FEMASandy

[10] www.facebook.com/FEMASandy: https://www.facebook.com/FEMASandy

[11] www.fema.gov/blog: http://www.fema.gov/blog

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