HURRICANE MATTHEW 2016
Know Your Rights
You can use the interactive FEMA Appeals tool to appeal a denial by FEMA even if you are not able to consult a lawyer. After you respond to the questions in the interactive interview, the program will use your answers to create a letter to request your file and to appeal your FEMA denial.
October 13, 2016 – A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available for victims of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the North Carolina Bar Association, Legal Aid of North Carolina, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Low-income survivors facing legal issues may call 1-800-662-7407, the assistance hotline activated by the North Carolina Bar Association. Callers should identify that they are seeking Hurricane Matthew-related legal assistance, ask for Disaster Legal Services, and should identify the county in which they are located. Survivors who qualify for assistance will be matched with North Carolina lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal help. Click on download link below for further details.