FEMA Assistance for Accessibility Items for Homeowners and Renters
If you or a member of your household use adaptive or accessibility items that were damaged by a disaster, you may be eligible for FEMA assistance.
FEMA recognizes adaptive or accessibility items are an important part of your disaster recovery process and will enable you to maintain and/or re-establish your independence and quality of life after disaster.
FEMA assistance for specific accessibility items does not count toward your Housing Assistance or Personal Property maximum awards, and is limited to the following:
Grab bars, and
Paved pathway to the home’s entrance from a vehicle.
For homeowners and renters:
Raised toilet seats and shower chairs,
Accessible refrigerators and washers,
Computers or adaptive technology, such as screen readers or adapted keyboards
Motorized or manual wheelchairs, or walkers
Visual and/or vibrating fire signals
Assistance for other damaged accessibility items or medical equipment such as CPAP, oxygen supplies, and catheters may be covered by FEMA’s Medical and Dental Assistance.
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