Gov. Wolf Announces One-Month Extension to Apply for Individual Assistance in Eight Counties

December 08, 2021

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the federal government has granted his request for a one-month extension for individuals in the eight counties eligible for Individual Assistance to apply for federal aid.

Survivors of the remnants of Hurricane Ida in the following counties have until Jan. 10, 2022 to apply: Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and York.

“As time goes on, some survivors are taking a look at their own insurance coverage and their damages and realizing that they need more help in their recovery,” Governor Wolf said. “This extension provides them with the time they need to make sure they take advantage of the resources available to them.”

Impacted residents of Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and York counties should register with FEMA online at disasterassistance.gov, through the FEMA app, or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Helpline services are available seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET.

FEMA’s Individual Assistance program is designed to help survivors with immediate essential needs and to help displaced survivors find a safe, functional place to live temporarily until they can return home. Many survivors may have additional needs beyond what can be provided by FEMA. The agency works closely with state, federal, faith-based and voluntary agencies to help match survivors who have remaining needs with other sources of assistance.

More information, including deadlines and types of assistance available, is online at www.pema.pa.gov/ida.

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