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Apply for Government Aid from FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (IHP)

Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster, who have uninsured or under-insured necessary expenses and serious needs. IHP assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet your basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.

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.

IHP Assistance may include:

Learn About FEMA IHP Assistance

View the Applying for Assistance: Tip Sheet (PDF) for persons with disabilities. Before you start your FEMA application, have the information on the Disaster Survivor Application Checklist ready.

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.

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

Visit our Individuals and Households Program page to learn more or go to DisasterAssistance.gov to apply for disaster assistance.

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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