Disaster Extension For NJ

New Jersey Sandy victims now have until March 22 to stay in hotels.  And if you haven’t registered for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) yet, you have until April 1st to do it.   This covers  homeowners, renters, and businesses who want to register with the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Disaster Loan Assistance.

 Governor Christie said, “This 30-day extension will help us ensure that anyone who has been affected by Sandy gets the help they need and deserve.” The governor encourages everyone eligible to register so that state officials can get an accurate picture of who needs help and what needs to be done.  He also suggests that small businesses apply for a SBA Disaster Loans as soon as possible. If you change your mind you’re not obligated to accept the loan.

The Governor reminds, “Apart from the April 1 SBA Disaster Loan deadline for property damage, businesses also have until July 31 to apply for SBA economic injury disaster loans. All homeowners, renters, and businesses are encouraged to register with FEMA and SBA to ensure eligibility for future forms of aid.”

People with storm losses in all counties can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov and via smart phone or tablet here.

Survivors also can register by phone or 711/VRS by calling 800-621-3362TTY800-462-7585.




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