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Check If You Can Get Popular Benefits in California

Interactive tool to help connect individuals to information about different state benefits available including disaster relief.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Employment & Wages Under Federal Law During Natural Disasters & Recovery

Fact sheet regarding worker protections during natural disasters and recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions about Home Insurance Claims

What should my first steps be? What does the Additional Living Expense (ALE) part of my policy cover? Will my insurer cover the cost if I live in a trailer during reconstruction? Who is responsible for clearing the debris from my lot and is that covered under my policy? How can I get a fair claim settlement? What are my legal rights in California? The insurance company will only pay according to its "pricing guidelines"?

Hiring Contractors After Disasters

Rebuilding after a natural disaster. How to check a contractor's license status and history.

Getting Your Mortgage Company To Release Insurance Proceeds

Why can't I just deposit and use my insurance checks? Will the mortgage company pay me interest on the insurance proceeds they are holding?

Disaster Distress Helpline

Contact details and information about counseling services offered by helpline. Details about who should contact helpline.

Disaster Recovery Centers

A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where survivors may go for information about our programs or other disaster assistance programs, and to ask questions related to your case.

Hiring Professional Help for an Insurance Claim

Information and tips on finding professional help for an insurance claim due to natural disaster.

Housing Counseling Agencies

HUD-Certified Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, forbearances, foreclosures, and credit issues. This list will show you several approved agencies in your area. The counseling agencies on this list are approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and they can offer independent advice, often at little or no cost to you. There is also a list of nationwide HUD-approved counseling agencies .

USDA Service Centers - Northern California

Access services provided by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Rural Development agencies.

Check If You Can Get Popular Benefits in California

Interactive tool to help connect individuals to information about different state benefits available including disaster relief.

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 federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area.

Disaster Distress Helpline

Contact details and information about counseling services offered by helpline. Details about who should contact helpline.

Disaster Recovery Centers

A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where survivors may go for information about our programs or other disaster assistance programs, and to ask questions related to your case.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims, including claims for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), can be filed online, by phone, by mail, or by fax. The fastest and easiest option for individuals to file claims for UI benefits is online using eApply4UI.

Employment & Wages Under Federal Law During Natural Disasters & Recovery

Fact sheet regarding worker protections during natural disasters and recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions about Home Insurance Claims

What should my first steps be? What does the Additional Living Expense (ALE) part of my policy cover? Will my insurer cover the cost if I live in a trailer during reconstruction? Who is responsible for clearing the debris from my lot and is that covered under my policy? How can I get a fair claim settlement? What are my legal rights in California? The insurance company will only pay according to its "pricing guidelines"?

Getting Your Mortgage Company To Release Insurance Proceeds

Why can't I just deposit and use my insurance checks? Will the mortgage company pay me interest on the insurance proceeds they are holding?

Hiring Contractors After Disasters

Rebuilding after a natural disaster. How to check a contractor's license status and history.

Hiring Professional Help for an Insurance Claim

Information and tips on finding professional help for an insurance claim due to natural disaster.

Housing Counseling Agencies

HUD-Certified Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, forbearances, foreclosures, and credit issues. This list will show you several approved agencies in your area. The counseling agencies on this list are approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and they can offer independent advice, often at little or no cost to you. There is also a list of nationwide HUD-approved counseling agencies .

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Protecting and Rebuilding Your Finances After a Disaster

Information about responding financially to a disaster and tips for avoiding fraud throughout the process.

Resources For People Who Need Help

The resources listed here are meant to provide legal resources to those who have been directly affected by a disaster.

Sample Documents for Damage and Proof of Loss Documentation

Sample letters for claim and proof of loss forms, example claim documents, and sample damage reports and documentation.

USDA Service Centers - Northern California

Access services provided by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Rural Development agencies.

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