May 8 is the last day to register for FEMA Individual Assistance for the Indiana Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes Major Disaster Declared March 9, 2012 (DR-4058)
The first step for homeowners, renters and business owners to obtain federal disaster assistance is to register with FEMA. One easy way to apply is to call the toll-free telephone registration (800) 621-FEMA (3362). This number is also a help line individuals may call to ask questions and verify their registration.
For speech-or hearing-impaired applicants, the TTY number is (800) 462-7585 and Video Relay Service may be accessed at (800) 621-3362. These lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Registration is also possible the following ways:
If you have already registered with FEMA and received a letter saying you are ineligible for assistance, you can appeal the determination. A successful appeal could be as simple as providing missing paperwork, providing a correct address or updating FEMA with additional damage discovered since you registered.
The first step in the appeal process is to write a letter to FEMA explaining why you think you are eligible for more coverage than originally determined. The letter must be postmarked within 60 days of the decision letter’s date.
Mail the letter to:
FEMA National Processing Service Center
P.O. Box 10055
Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055
or fax to: 1-800-827-8112