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Welcome to the National Disaster Legal Aid website!

Washington Mudslides 2014
Washington Disaster Legal Aid Hotline: 844-435-7676
Alert! Disaster Relief for Hurricane Sandy, Oklahoma Tornadoes, Illinois, Alaska and Colorado Floods, as well as the Illinois Tornadoes still continues.  Please see our dedicated pages for more information about a specific disaster. 

For Legal Help:  Visit to find local legal services organizations that might be able to help and information about your rights.

To apply for FEMA benefits, go to

To appeal a FEMA decision or request a FEMA file, go to

Other helpful resources for victims and their legal advocates can be found on our specific disaster pages.

How This Website Can Help You

Persons affected by a disaster who are looking for legal assistance and resources, visit For People Who Need Help to find helpful legal resources for dealing with the aftermath of a disaster.

Attorneys and advocates who are helping people in the aftermath of a disaster, visit For Legal Aid Attorneys.

If you are here on behalf of a LSC-funded program, visit LSC Program Specific Information.

Attorneys who want to help will find helpful information about volunteering and donating to legal aid programs in need under For Pro Bono Volunteers.

Our Goals for this Website
  • To serve as a centralized national resource for legal aid, pro bono and criminal defender attorneys across the country on legal issues related to all types of disasters
  • To recruit and help mobilize pro bono attorneys in the aftermath of a disaster
  • To provide accurate and timely information on legal issues related to disasters to the low and moderate income public

Please let us know how we are doing. Send your feedback and suggestions to

Hurricane Sandy

New York Dept of Financial Services:


New Jersey Hotline:

  • Legal Services of New Jersey Sandy Hotline: 1-888-222-5765
    Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5:30 pm


  • Insurance questions: 1-866-209-5099

Maryland Hotline:

Participating Organizations

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Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

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