Complete this anonymous questionnaire to get the most accurate, personalized list of possible assistance. The following questions are directly related to disaster assistance. Please answer them to the best of your ability or skip if not applicable. After you answer these questions, you may return to this tab to change your responses if needed.
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Disclaimer: The questionnaire helps to narrow down your search for possible assistance. If you choose to answer it, your answers do not guarantee eligibility or assistance. It is intended as a reference only.
Before you start your application, please have the information below and a pen and paper ready.
Social Security Number
You, another adult member or minor child in your household must have a Social Security number. You or they must also be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.
If you don't have a Social Security number, read the article How do I apply for a new or replacement Social Security number card. You will get instructions on what to do and what documents you will need.
Once you have your number, you may come back to DisasterAssistance.gov or call FEMA at one of the phone numbers above to apply.
Describe the type(s) of insurance coverage you have. This could include coverage under policies like homeowners, flood, automobile, or mobile home insurance.
Describe the damage caused by the disaster. Include the type of disaster (like flood, hurricane, or earthquake) and the type of dwelling or vehicle (like a condo, mobile home or house, or a car or truck).
Provide your total annual household income, before taxes, at the time of the disaster.
Provide the address and phone number of the property where the damage occurred and the address and phone number of where we can reach you now.
Direct Deposit Information (optional)
If approved, we can deposit your funds directly into your bank account. You just need to provide the following banking information:
- Bank name
- Type of account (like checking or savings)
- Routing number
- Account number
NEED HELP? If you need help with the application, please call FEMA at one of the phone numbers above.
Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you may qualify for the forms of assistance below. Please review the list carefully.
You should also read the Application Checklist page to learn what you need to apply with FEMA. Then gather your information together and have it ready before you begin. You can apply for FEMA assistance by clicking Apply Now on this page or Apply Online from the Home page.
To apply for other forms of assistance, you will need to follow the instructions provided for each program. This may require going to another agency’s website.
Click Apply Now below to start your application for FEMA assistance.
After you complete your FEMA application, you will get a list of other agencies with assistance you may apply for. (Requirements may vary by program.)