News Release: FEMA Reaches Out To Everyone

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FEMA is reaching out to every Mississippian who suffered losses in the recent disasters—including those with disabilities.

Remember: FEMA grants will not impact anyone’s existing benefit payments like Social Security, Medicaid, Food stamps or Welfare.

The grants are not counted as income when determining eligibility for government programs.

Anyone who was affected by the April storms and tornadoes or the may floods should register for aid.

The process is simple for everyone, including those with a disability. You can register:

  • By Phone: 800-621-FEMA – That’s 800-621-3362
  • Using TTY: 800-462-7585
  • By Using 7-1-1, The Mississippi Relay Service
  • Online: www.DisasterAssistance.Gov
  • And from Mobile Devices:

FEMA will assist anyone with a disability who needs help registering—just ask.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.