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Individuals and Households Program (IHP) - Other Needs Assistance Benefits

Program Description

The Individuals and Households Program provides assistance to individuals and households affected by a disaster to enable them to address necessary expenses and serious needs, which cannot be met through other forms of disaster assistance or insurance. Forms of other needs assistance under IHP include personal property, medical, dental and funeral.

General Program Requirements

In order to be eligible for this program, you must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien, and:
  • You must have losses in an area that has been declared a disaster by the President of the United States
  • You have disaster-related necessary expenses or serious needs
  • The disaster-caused need cannot be met through other forms of disaster assistance or insurance, including a disaster assistance loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • You have insufficient or no insurance.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for this program please contact FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit:

Program Contact Information

For more information, please call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for people with hearing or speech disabilities.