Application Checklist

Application Checklist

To apply for assistance following a disaster:

Application Checklist

  • Apply by phone for FEMA assistance only:

    • Call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362).
    • People with speech and hearing disabilities can call 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).
    • For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
  • Information Checklist

    Before starting your application, you, your co-applicant or a minor in your home must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien. Please have a pen and paper and the following information ready:

    Social Security Number

    If you do not have a Social Security number, please apply for a Social Security number, then visit or call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 to complete your disaster application. Your household may still be able to receive assistance if there is a minor in the household who is a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien with a Social Security number.

    Insurance Information

    Describe the type(s) of insurance coverage you have, such as homeowners, flood, automobile, mobile home insurance, etc.

    Damage Information

    Describe your damages caused by the disaster, including the type of disaster (flood, hurricane, earthquake) and type of dwelling (mobile home, house) or vehicle (car, boat).

    Financial Information

    Provide your family's total annual household income, before taxes, at the time of the disaster.

    Contact Information

    Give FEMA the address and phone number where the damages happened and the address and phone number where you can be reached after the disaster.

    Direct Deposit Information (optional)

    If you are approved for assistance and want your funds deposited directly into your bank account, provide your banking information. This includes:

    • Bank name
    • Type of account (ex: checking, savings, etc.)
    • Routing number
    • Account number

    Last Reviewed: 12/15/2015