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Important Message from Acadiana Legal Service Corporation

We remain committed to providing high-quality legal aid to those affected by disasters. We are also concerned about the health and safety of our clients, staff and communities we serve.  Accordingly, we have temporarily modified how we deliver services to prevent the spread of COVID-19 where possible.

  • All office lobbies are open. Masks are required for both staff and visitors.
  • The office phone lines are open and we are taking calls, or you can also visit our website at www.la-law.org/get-help/ for resources with legal problems.

We thank you for your cooperation during this public health emergency.

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Disaster Preparedness Resources

To get ready for hurricane season, it’s important to know what resources are available to you and where to find them. Benefits.gov is here to help you find emergency and disaster relief in the event of a disaster.

Make sure to read the latest COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and consider how the pandemic may affect your planning.

Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Resources

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Legal Resources for Disaster Recovery


Disaster Recovery Resources

 

DisasterAssistance.gov provides even more information on hurricane preparation and recovery. DisasterAssistance.gov has up to date resources for recent disasters. You can apply for aid directly on the website, as well as check the status of your application. As well, to check if you’re eligible for over 1,000 other benefits, use the Benefit Finder questionnaire on Benefits.gov.

Text “shelter plus your zip code” to 43362 to obtain a list of nearby shelter locations.

Emergency Prescription Assistance Program – Works with community pharmacies to process claims for prescription medications, vaccines and medical equipment to survivors after a declared disaster.  For prescription help call 855-793-7470 or visit: https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/epap/Pages/epap-status.aspx.

Help After A Disaster Brochure.  FEMA has translated the brochure into 27 languages.  Click here to see more. 

FEMA

Disaster Survivor FEMA Application Checklist

Apply for FEMA.  Those seeking assistance with FEMA denial appeals should contact an ALSC office nearest you to see if you qualify for free legal aid.  Visit www.la-law/get-in-touch for office locations and phone numbers.

Repairing and Rebuilding After a Disaster – FEMA

FEMA application and appeal process.

When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:

Reasons Why You May Have Been Found Ineligible for FEMA Assistance

National Flood Insurance Program:

FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program assists policyholders who experienced losses due to flooding from hurricanes.  Contact your insurance agent to report your loss.  If you can’t remember the name or number of the insurance company, call NFIP at 877-336-2627.

  • It’s important that policyholders renew, so they are able to make a claim on any losses they face.
    o If your NFIP policy recently expired, ask your agent if you are still within a renewal grace period. You may be able to pay in full to renew and be covered for a loss during that time.

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance:

To apply for disaster loan assistance through the SBA, call 800-659-2955, TTY 800-877-8339, email DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov or visit www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance for more information.

 

State Resources:

 

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