skip to content

National Disaster Legal Aid

Sworn Statement for Ownership Verification Approved by FEMA (Ayuda Legal Huracán María Press Release)

  • Organization: Ayuda Legal Huracán María
  • Document Type: Form (other)
  • Date Created: Friday, August 03, 2018
  • Submitted: Friday, August 03, 2018
  • Attachment(s): PDF

Thanks to the efforts of the free legal aid groups Ayuda Legal Huracán María and other legal aid service providers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to reconsider applications for disaster assistance from those persons who are owners of their property but who lack a formal title or the documents to verify ownership. 

A document was developed for these persons to fill out and present to FEMA along with their request for an appeal. This document will substitute the notarized statement previously required by FEMA and serves as a template for persons who have acquired the property through heirship or have lived in their properties through the time required by law to become owners, among other cases. 

The document can be accessed here