Individual assistance (IA) generally is used to assist homeowners with serious unmet needs. Registering with FEMA does not guarantee assistance; however any questions can be directed to FEMA. FEMA can also inform applicants of resources that other federal programs can offer. Each claim is evaluated separately and FEMA makes the final determination whether an applicant is eligible for federal assistance. After Hurricane Sandy, two counties were approved for IA: Newport and Washington counties. The deadline to register with FEMA was February 13, 2013.
There are three ways to register with FEMA:
Anyone who is registering should have the following information ready and available:
At the end of the registration process, you will be given a claim number. Keep your claim number handy. You will need your claim number for any future inquiries you make.