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Apply for FEMA's Critical Needs Assistance

The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply through the FEMA mobile app or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

Critical Needs Assistance is a one-time $700 payment per household.

For more information on FEMA disaster assistance, visit FEMA Individual Assistance.

After you complete your application for assistance, you will receive a FEMA application number.  Write down this number and keep it for future reference.

Also learn more about the steps after applying here.

Other helpful information:

FEMA is committed to providing equal access to disaster recovery resources and assistance. Let FEMA know if you or anyone in your household has a disability or language need.

If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot help with losses already covered by insurance.

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