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$700 in aid that started being given yesterday, Thursday, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will not be given to all victims of Hurricane Fionabut for those whose habitats were damaged forcing them to seek refuge elsewhere,
FEMA Personal Support Specialists, Idamis of Jesushighlighted that critical immediate assistance program (Critical Needs Assistance) “Designed for people who are currently away from their primary residence, who are in urgent need and may have to vacate their home, as we know there are still many such people Compensate for those basic needs and start making changes related to what is shelter and medical expenses, food expenses, water, whatever they need.
De Jesus insisted that only residents of areas declared by the President of the United States as a “major disaster”, Joe BidenThey can take advantage of this program.
At present, out of 78 municipalities, only 58 have been declared as disaster zones. These are Adjuntas, Aguas Buenas, Abonito, Anasco, Arroyo, Barranquitas, Baymon, Caguas, Canovanas, Carolina, Caetano, Cay, Ceiba, Ciales, Sidra, Como, Comerio, Corozal, Dorado, Fajardo, Florida, Guyana, Guyana , Guarabo , Humacao, Hormigueros, Jayuya, Juana Diaz, Juncos, Lares, Las Piedras, Luquillo, Maricao, Maunabo, Mayaguez, Morovis, Naguabo, Naranjito, Orocovis, Patillas, Peuelas, Ponce, Rio Grande, Salinas, San Juan Isa , Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Trujillo Alto, Utuado, Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Vieques, Villalba, Yabucoa and Yauco.
Applications can be made through the following FEMA page: https://www.fema.gov/es/disaster/4671, There it is highlighted that “The fastest way to request (disaster assistance) is through disaster assistance.gov (in Spanish). You can also apply by calling 1-800-621-3362 (if you use a video relay service, titled telephone service, or other communication services, please provide FEMA with the phone number for that service). do) or through the FEMA mobile app.
De Jess said that “when a person registers with FEMA, currently the criteria for registration is that (their residence) has suffered damage and their municipality has been declared a disaster area. Then, all of you Basic personal information is asked. The requirement of whether or not you lived in the home at the time of the disaster does not apply at this time. It is not part of the criteria, but how the person presents their scenario and from there the system will determine That who will be the eligible person based on the answers given by the applicant.
The official said the program has more flexibility than it was at the time Hurricane Maria And that the amount of money was increased from $500 to $700.
There will be no inspection of the property, so funds will be disbursed when eligibility is determined.
“The program is designed for people who are in urgent need or are in shelter, not at home, even if they are receiving food through the government of Puerto Rico, have other needs that are not (satisfied) immediately such as food, transportation,” he emphasized.
critical immediate assistance program It will be available for 60 days only. However, he pointed out that if requested, it can be extended to assist municipalities declared disaster zones later.