FEDERAL AID PROGRAMS

FOR NEW JERSEY

DISASTER RECOVERY


FEMA/STATE NEWS RELEASES


September 5, 2011 - FEMA announced that President Obama has added Monmouth County to the list of New Jersey counties eligible for disaster assistance. 

To submit a request for assistance, individuals can apply via the following options:

The toll free telephone numbers will operate from 7am - 10pm (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

An overview of the process can be found on FEMA's website:  http://www.fema.gov/assistance/index.shtm

Register Before Visiting a DRC

 

        Have Available Before Calling:

m A phone number where you can be reached                  m Social Security number

m Address of damaged property                                      m Current mailing address

m Brief description of damages                                              (separate from damaged

m Insurance information                                                          property if inaccessible)

  There is no income threshold for disaster assistance.

 

Incident period:  August 27 - September 5, 2011                                                                    Deadline for registration has been extended until November 30, 2011

 

 

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IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW UP:

FEMA OFFICIALS SAY 'KEEP IN TOUCH' TO GET ANSWERS, RESOLVE CONCERNS

NEPTUNE, N.J. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants all survivors of Hurricane Irene to receive the maximum assistance for which they are eligible.

After registering by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), survivors will receive notification by mail within 10 days on whether they qualify for federal disaster assistance.

FEMA looks at a number of things to determine if a survivor can receive disaster assistance. The agency must be able to:

Call the Helpline to understand why you were denied assistance or go online to www.disasterassistance.gov or m.fema.gov. Changing your eligibility may be as simple as supplying missing paperwork or providing additional information.

"FEMA personnel are here to help," said Vogel. "Keep in touch. Use the Helpline. You'll get answers to your questions and help with understanding the assistance process, and ways to move your personal recovery forward."

 

Should you need further assistance please call Borough Hall at (732) 446-9235 and we will try our best to help you.