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FEMA Appeals Clinics are coming in May with SBP. Stay tuned to social media and sign up for our email newsletter below.
If you are still in need of individual assistance with your FEMA Appeal for a HOMEOWNER's CLAIM, please fill out the request below and if another in-person clinic is planned, we will reach out as soon as we find out the date.
Below you will find our virtual FEMA Appeals Webinar with SBP or you can see it on our social media channels.
We have a few resources and tips below the form for you to view.
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National Disaster Legal Aid has an online interactive FEMA Appeals tool to generate a file request and appeal letter. It has all the language required by FEMA.
DEED TO A HOME
1. First call the Calcasieu Parish Tax Assessor's Office at 337.721.3000
2. Ask for the book and page number for your address
3. Call the Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court at 337.437.3350 and ask for the Conveyance Office. Tell them you need the book and page number you just received. You will pay $1 per page.
If your home was left to you by a deceased relative without a formal will or succession you will need a formal succession of a property.
Contact the SWLA Law Center at 337.436.3308
Will waive consultation fees for disaster survivors based off of your current income.
Paperwork Needed for Denial Codes
Note the more documentation they have to prove why a denial code is wrong the better.
Required for ALL Appeals:
- Header on every page of documentation
- First page explaining what you are appealing
- List of attachments
- Request for second inspection
- Statement of no insurance (if applicable)
- Any contractor estimates
Ownership Not Verified:
- Deed, Title, or Official Record in the name of the applicant
- Proof of Inheritance
- Mortgage Documents in the name of the applicant
- Structural Insurance in the name of the applicant
- Real Estate or Property Taxes in name of applicant
- Land installment contract or contract for deed
- Real estate provision
- Quick Claim Deed
- Bill of Sale or Bond for Title
Occupancy Not Verified:
? Valid driver's license, state issued ID, or voter registration card with address of damaged
? Signed lease agreement between applicant and landlord
? Rent receipt with landlords information
? Utility bill
? Credit card or phone bill sent to the home
? Pay Stub with address attached
Insufficient/Reported No Damage/Home is Safe to Occupy:
- Contractor estimates
- Repair receipts
- Statements from local building officials
- Adequate Insurance Coverage (Need both):
- Proof of insurance in the form of a declarations page
- Settlement award/denial letter
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