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National Disaster

Legal Aid

Resources for People Who Need Help

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The resources listed here are meant to provide legal resources to those who have been directly affected by a disaster. This includes general information helpful to disaster relief on housing, insurance claims, insurance, employment, and other vital issues. You can find organizations in your state that can provide free legal help to you, if you are eligible, by visiting LawHelp.org. You can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at disasterassistance.gov, by phone at 1-800-621-3362, by Smart Phone at m.fema.gov or through the FEMA App or by TTY at 1-800-462-7585. You can find a list of currently open Red Cross shelters at redcross.org/nss.

Disaster Benefits and You is a video to give you an overview of disaster benefits available AND give you pointers to make the most of your disaster benefits. 

- Pro Se Vid

 

Free legal help in your state: LawHelp.org

 
  • Recovering from Disaster | by FEMA
  • DisasterAssistance.gov | A secure, user-friendly web portal that consolidates information about federally funded government assistance to disaster victims, including the ability to apply for FEMA benefits directly online. [Example of body paragraph copy]
  • State Offices of Emergency Management | A list of the emergency management offices in all 50 states plus territories.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline | The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline | The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.
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