Pulling together your finances after a disaster can be a daunting task. These resources are a good place to start.
- Your Finances
HUD Disaster Recovery Assistance. HUD can provide critical housing and community development resources to aid disaster recovery and has Disaster Recovery Teams located in offices throughout the country.
Disaster Assistance. The Small Business Administration provides various types of loans for businesses of all sizes and homeowners and renters in the event of a disaster.
More Tips from the FDIC: Replacing IDs, Checks, Cards and Other "Things" Financial. If you are forced to evacuate without IDs, credit and debit cards, checks and other documents that may be needed to conduct your everyday finances, here are some tips to begin the process of re-establishing your financial life.
Helpful Banking Tips from the FDIC for Hurricane Victims. Produced by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during Hurricane Katrina and still applicable today, this website provides telephone numbers on how to access your bank accounts, lost records, ATM cards and direct deposits, or how to reach your bank.
Tax Relief in Disaster Situations Information from the IRS about special tax law provisions may help you recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the president declares your location to be a major disaster area.
Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses - Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the president declares their location to be a major disaster area.
Recovering Financially - From the American Red Cross, a comprehensive list of action items to pull your financial life back together.
- Your Job and Pension
Disaster Unemployment Insurance. Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States. If you lost work because of the disaster, you may qualify for DUA.
State One-Stop Centers. From the Department of Labor, a link to state information for job seekers who may have lost their job either temporarily or permanently.
Benefits.gov - Your benefits connection. Benefits.gov is designed to provide information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
Consumer Assistance Database. This database, provided by the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), can help you and employers find information about medical coverage and retirement benefits during an emergency. You may also call toll free 1-866-444-3272 to acquire individual assistance.