FEMA Assistance Application Submission After Deadline

Extenuating Circumstances may still apply.

Survivors with extenuating circumstances may still apply for disaster assistance after the Nov. 30 registration deadline. Late applications will be reviewed for possible approval, but applicants will have to submit a letter explaining why they were not able to apply before the deadline.

After registering late, a notification will be sent to the applicant:
  • After receiving the notification, the applicant must submit a letter to FEMA that includes an explanation for the late application, with supporting documentation.
  • Extenuating circumstances may include: hospitalization, death of an immediate family member, or personal or business travel.
  • Explanation letters must be submitted (postmarked if sent via mail) within 60 days of the notification letter from FEMA.
  • FEMA will review for approval or denial.

**Evicted Survivors:
If a survivor did not previously register because they received no damage however was evicted so landlord could make repairs to a building because of the storm, the survivors should apply for FEMA using an extenuating circumstance.

Apply online for Disaster Assistance: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

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