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Disaster Relief and Recovery

Disaster Relief and Recovery

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This section contains resources for lawyers and legal advocates who are helping people in the aftermath of natural disasters such as tornados, floods or fires.  The section focuses on people's legal rights after a disaster, including the right to apply for a variety of benefits programs.  Please select the topic you are interested in FEMA, Housing, Non FEMA benefits (unemployment, cash, SNAP, SSI) or Other topics) from the column at the left.

Latest Content

10/24/2013 - DTA
Overview SNAP policy allows for the replacement of food lost during a household misfortune, such as a fire, flood, loss of electricity,... Read more
11/13/2012 - Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Release created by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services that can be used when communicating with FEMA.  The release is current as... Read more
02/20/2013 - MLRI
Federal and state SNAP rules provide for replacement of food lost by individual SNAP recipients due to "household misfortune."... Read more
05/29/2014 - MLRI
When the President has declared a federal disaster as a result of severe weather or other federal emergency, USDA and local state SNAP... Read more