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Copy of your FEMA application

How do I get a copy of my FEMA file?


If you are requesting a copy of your file, you must make the request in writing to:

FEMA - Individuals & Households Program
National Processing Service Center
P.O. Box 10055
Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055

Please remember to include your name, last 4 digits of your social security number, disaster number and registration number with any correspondence to FEMA. All file copy requests must be in writing with the applicant/co-applicant signature. Once the request is approved, the applicant’s file will be mailed to the current mailing address on the registration. File copies will not be faxed or provided via e-mail due to privacy concerns

To designate a third party to contact FEMA on your behalf, you must first validate your identity in writing and include a statement identifying the person or persons to act on your behalf with FEMA.

To validate your identity, you must provide FEMA all of the following information:

  • Your full name; AND
  • Date of birth; AND
  • Place of birth; AND
  • Current address.

To identify the person or persons to act on your behalf, your letter must include:

  • The specific information to be released to the third party (e.g., the entire case file, the current contact information, the amount of disaster assistance received, etc.);
  • Identification of the third party (e.g., my sister Jane Doe who lives at…, John Smith, my insurance agent with XYZ Insurance Company, whose office is located at…)

In addition, the letter must:

  • Be signed by you;
  • Be notarized; OR
  • Include copy of a State or Federally issued identification card (e.g., driver's license, passport). OR
  • Include the following statement, "I hereby declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct."

To assist FEMA in identifying your record, we ask that the letter also provide the following additional information:

  • Disaster Number and the FEMA Registration Number assigned to you; OR
  • Your Social Security Number (or last four digits);

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Mon, 06/24/2013 - 19:02