JIC Recovery Release No. 52 - FEMA’s Personal Property Assistance Available


JIC Recovery Release No. 52 - FEMA’s Personal Property Assistance Available

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Personal Property Assistance is available to those whose personal property was damaged or destroyed due to Typhoon Mawar. FEMA’s Personal Property Assistance is limited to helping with basic needs after Typhoon Mawar; it will not recover all property losses, and it is not a substitute for insurance coverage. However, FEMA’s Personal Property Assistance may repair or replace disaster-damaged property if the eligibility requirements are met, and the items fall within any of these categories:
  • Appliances: includes common household appliances, such as a refrigerator, washing machine, etc.
  • Clothing: essential clothing needed due to overall loss, damage, or contamination
  • Home furnishings: basic furnishings found in a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and living room
  • Tools required for work and school: equipment required for work, or necessary school items for you and your family members
  • Accessible items: FEMA also provides assistance for damaged personal property required for qualified applicants with disabilities

The following conditions must be met to receive Personal Property Assistance:
  • To be eligible, these items must have been owned before the typhoon
  • The item was owned and being used by occupants of the household
  • FEMA does not provide assistance for furnishings and/or appliances provided by a landlord
  • Items used by guests and relatives who were not members of the pre-disaster household are also not eligible for assistance

Additionally, FEMA may not repair or replace a typhoon-damaged item if you own a similar item that works.
Apply for federal disaster assistance at disasterassistance.gov, by using the FEMA mobile app, by calling 800-621-3362 (The Helpline is available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week at no cost for Guam residents) or by stopping by a Disaster Recovery Center located at Guam Community College, Dededo Sports Complex, C.L. Taitano Elementary School and Inalahan Community Center.

 Visit the following links for the latest information:
For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.



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