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FEMA says don't take first NO for an answer

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Georgia storm and flood victims who applied for disaster assistance, and received a denial letter, should not take NO as the final answer.

FEMA says some letters denying assistance are sent to applicants who simply need to supply additional documentation like insurance information.

Some other reasons applicants may get denied the first time around include not providing information to prove occupancy or ownership of damaged property, not providing documentation of disaster damage, or simply not signing the documents.

Applicants have 60 days after the date of the denial letter to make an appeal.

You can get help filing an appeal by calling the FEMA Helpline. 1-800-621-FEMA.

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