FEMA’s ‘Other Needs’ Program Can Help Pay Medical, Dental and Serious Disaster-Related Expenses

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Release date: December 6, 2016 Release Number: NR 030

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Uninsured or underinsured applicants in the 10 Georgia counties affected by Hurricane Matthew may be eligible to recover the costs of necessary and serious disaster-related expenses through a FEMA program called Other Needs Assistance.

The program provides financial assistance for:

•personal property loss •medical and dental expenses, funeral expenses •transportation repairs/replacement •new child care expenses or an increased burden of such expenses •miscellaneous expenses such as dehumidifiers and chainsaws.

The program may also provide assistance for tools or equipment required by an employer but not provided by the employer, as well as moving and storage costs while disaster repairs are in progress.

Federal assistance is available to eligible individuals and households in Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties. Damage or losses from Hurricane Matthew must have occurred Oct. 4-15.

The deadline to register for disaster assistance is Friday, Dec. 16.

Disaster survivors may register online at DisasterAssistance.gov (also in Spanish) or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Survivors who received an insurance settlement that did not cover their full loss should submit that settlement letter to FEMA to be considered for assistance for those essential disaster-related needs noted above.

For updates on Georgia’s Hurricane Matthew response and recovery, follow @GeorgiaEMA and @FEMARegion4 on Twitter and visit gemhsa.ga.gov and fema.gov/disaster/4284. Shared with Savannah Emergency Management in General


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