Channel 1 Los Angeles
FEMA gives eligible wildfire survivors financial support to help pay for needs such as rent, home repairs, medical/dental costs, funeral expenses and other disaster-related expenses. FEMA may be able to help with disaster-caused damage that insurance doesn’t cover. Eligibility is determined once an applicant’s insurance claim is settled. If residents have insurance but aren’t sure whether they will be eligible for monetary assistance, they should still register with FEMA.
Residents who fail to register by the deadline, December 16, 2020, will not be granted any FEMA reimbursement.
Wildfire survivors can register with FEMA for federal aid in one of three ways:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov;
- By downloading the FEMA app to a smartphone or tablet; or
- By calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST.
If residents use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, they should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register.
When registering for FEMA assistance, residents should be prepared to provide their personal information, including Social Security number, insurance policy information and a description of the damages or losses suffered due to the Bobcat wildfire.