3 FAQs About Applying Online for Disaster Assistance

The DisasterAssistance.gov site has made it easy to apply for aid and check on the status of your application. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), acts as the managing partner.

What Information Does the Site Provide?

How Do I Use the Site?

  • Create an account
  • Log in to check your status
  • Securely view messages from Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP)
  • Update personal information
  • Upload important documents

Where Can I Get Help with the Site?

For questions about how to apply, information in your account, or help offered by FEMA, call the FEMA Helpline, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, 7 days a week:

  • 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362)
  • TTY 1-800-462-7585
  • 711 or VRS 1-800-621-3362
  • Send email from the Disaster Assistance webform.

Photo Credit: FEMA

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