Disaster Aid Application Deadline Extended

The new deadline of April 1 allows residents additional time to register for FEMA assistance.

The deadline for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy to apply for individual disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been extended to April 1. Gov. Chris Christie's office announced Thursday.

The extension applies for homeowner, renter, and business registration with the Small Business Administration for Disaster Loan Assistance, according to a release.

The disaster aid application deadline has been extended multiple times as New Jersey continues to rebuild following Sandy. 

"This 30-day extension will help us ensure that anyone who has been affected by Sandy gets the help they need and deserve," Christie said in a release. "It’s vitally important for people to know that the process of receiving any type of federal disaster assistance – including future grant assistance for homeowners and businesses – begins with registering as a disaster survivor with FEMA and working with a coordinator to determine eligibility for relief."

In addition to the April 1 application deadline, businesses also have until July 31 to apply for SBA economic injury disaster loans. 

Homeowners, renters, and business owners are encouraged to register with both FEMA and the SBA to ensure their eligibility for aid going forward.

Those with storm losses in all of New Jersey's counties can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov and via smart phone or tablet by clicking here.


Sandy survivors also can register by phone or 711/VRS by calling 800-621-3362, TTY800-462-7585.

FEMA disaster assistance can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance, according to a release.

proud March 01, 2013 at 06:32 PM
@ Brick Jerz Mom 3, this is not an endorsement of Romney per se,but what he suggested was that control of flood insurance be administered at the state level, as earthquake insurance is written in California. Given the shenanigans going on in Washington,and the failures of the NFIP, that very well be a good idea. www.stopfemanow.com
jerseyswamps March 01, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Thanks proud, but I'm keeping a low profile. I'm not asking any questions in my town. I'm learning to trust no one. I don't want anyone wondering why I'm asking about permits. Sadly, I don't want to trust neighbors. Some could be angry they are getting screwed and not think it was fair that everyone wasn't hurting as badly as them.
proud March 01, 2013 at 07:18 PM
I can appreciate that @jerseyswamps. Hope all works out for you.
proud March 01, 2013 at 07:22 PM
@Spooner, I have re posted to @ Dom L. Try this in a search engine: FEMA 50% RULE - SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT OR SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT/DAMAGE Z101-0410
John Hay March 03, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Free Sandy desktop Clock and mini-clock here: http://www.orijinations.com/HTML/JH/SandyDay.html


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