The Family Financial Toolkit
Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit discusses strategies and provides tools that can help you move along the road towards financial recovery. The tools provided in this toolkit are designed to help families make decisions that are best for their family. This toolkit is designed so that those financially impacted by a disaster can utilize the individual units or use the entire toolkit as their situation requires.
The Financial Recovery After Disaster Video Series can be a great tool to help start conversations with families on the road to financial recovery
Recovering financially after a disaster is complex. It is important in the midst of the struggle to keep things simple. Financial documentation will help survivors and the helping agencies get a clear picture of what resources will be most beneficial and identify the biggest gaps.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial help or direct services to those who have necessary expenses and serious needs if they are unable to meet these needs through other means.
Individuals and businesses may qualify for tax relief in diaster affected counties.
Creating and maintaining an inventory record for your home and business will help you settle insurance claims faster, verify losses for tax returns, and help you identify the correct amount of coverage.
Workers who became unemployed as a direct result of flooding in the state may qualify for unemployment assistance.