Philly-area Ida victims have until Dec. 10 to apply for FEMA aid. Here’s what to know.
Residents can apply online, by phone, or in person at a disaster recovery center.
Dec. 10 is the deadline for Pennsylvania residents affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida to apply for federal assistance for housing and other needs, as well as out-of-pocket lodging expenses paid after evacuating their homes.
Dec. 7 is the deadline to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans.
How to apply for FEMA aid
There are multiple ways to apply for federal disaster assistance.
Online at disasterassistance.gov
Through the FEMA app
By calling the FEMA Helpline: 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585, seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Operators are also available to answer questions.
» READ MORE: How to help victims of Ida from Philly
What to have before you apply
FEMA workers at the disaster centers can help residents apply and upload required documents.
Social Security number, insurance information, damage information, household financial information, bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit
Photos of your damaged home and belongings
A list of damaged or lost items
A claim filed with your insurance company, if you have insurance
» READ MORE: How to file a Hurricane Ida damage claim for wind and flooding
How to apply for small business aid
Online at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela
Via postal mail: call to request a mail-in application
To request an application or for questions, call 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for deaf or hard-of-hearing), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week