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.

ASL Interpretation

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:

For homeowners:

Exterior ramp,

Grab bars, and

Paved pathway to the home’s entrance from a vehicle.

For homeowners and renters:

Accessible beds,

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.

For more information, visit www.fema.gov/expanded-assistance or call FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-3362.

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