On Friday, December 7 in Mastic Beach, Congressman Tim Bishop will host a FEMA Individual Assistance Information Session to inform residents of the federal support available to households affected by Superstorm Sandy. Representatives from FEMA will make a presentation on the Individual Assistance program, which provides grant funding for damages not covered by homeowners’ or flood insurance. FEMA will also be available to answer questions and concerns regarding the program and other assistance that may be available to households.
All Suffolk County residents affected by Superstorm Sandy are invited to attend the meeting at the Mastic Beach Fire House at 265 Neighborhood Lane in Mastic Beach on Friday, December 7 from 3PM to 4PM. RSVP is not necessary, but for more information please call Congressman Bishop’s office at 289-6500.
Bishop stressed that households who have received a letter from FEMA denying their application for aid have an opportunity to appeal the decision for 60 days and are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more the process of having their application re-evaluated.
“The denial is not the last word. Rather, it often means that a homeowner applied for FEMA aid before resolving their insurance claims process or provided incomplete information,” said Congressman Bishop. “This meeting is designed to provide the best information to residents so they can receive the assistance they need to recover from this disaster.”