You may be eligible for 4 forms of assistance.
In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
|Household Size*||Maximum Income Level (Per Year)|
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.
For help applying for LIHEAP benefits, you may also call this toll-free number:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has programs for people affected by mental health and substance abuse problems. The SAMSHA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) supports SAMHSA’s efforts to help states, territories, Federally recognized Tribes and local communities deliver an effective mental health and substance abuse response after a disaster. The DTAC:
- Develops disaster mental health and substance abuse resource collections and publications
- Answers questions regarding disaster mental health and substance abuse response
- Provides guidance to state and local disaster mental health and substance abuse response programs.
Services that may be available after a disaster include:
- Individual Crisis Counseling—Helps survivors understand their reactions, coping strategies, their options, and how to connect with other people and agencies that may assist them
- Basic Supportive or Educational Contact—Services available to disaster survivors include general support, and information on resources and services
- Group Crisis Counseling—Group sessions led by trained crisis counselors help group members cope with situations and reactions
- Public Education—Information and training for reactions, coping strategies, and other disaster resources
- Community Networking and Support—Connects survivors with community resources, faith-based groups, or local agencies
- Assessment, Referral, and Resource Linkage—Provides adult and children access to needs assessment, or referral to additional disaster relief services or mental health or substance abuse treatment
- Development and Distribution of Educational Materials—Provides materials developed and distributed by CCP staff, including flyers, brochures, tip sheets, educational materials; and website information
- Media and Public Service Announcements—Provides media activities and public messaging working with local media, state and local governments, charitable organizations, and other community sources of information; and
- The SERG program also funds traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Please visit the FEMA website at the following location for further information on CCP services:http://www.fema.gov/assistance/process/additional.shtm
Each State and Territory decides the benefits it will provide. Each State and Territory also establishes the specific eligibility criteria that must be met to receive financial assistance payments or other types of benefits and services. Thus, you must check with the TANF agency in the area where you reside to learn whether you are eligible to receive financial assistance or other TANF benefits and services.