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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.

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09/22/2017 - U.S. Department of Education
The Department of Education released new non-regulatory guidance to help Department grantees and program participants remove barriers to... Read more
09/28/2017 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
As a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make available special... Read more
10/06/2017 - DHCD
Attached please find DHCD's guidance for Local Housing Authorities regarding guests and the housing of families or individuals... Read more
10/05/2017 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance, U.S. Department of Labor
The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides unemployment benefits to individuals who have become unemployed as a... Read more

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