2-Hour Program

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Overview

Following a disaster, survivors face a wide variety of legal problems and obstacles to recovery. Helping Survivors of Disaster: FEMA Assistance and Overall Relief will be helpful to attorneys interested in learning about, and participating in, disaster legal services pro bono efforts. 

Topics to be addressed include:                                     

  • Overview of federal disaster response programs
  • In-depth review of FEMA IHP benefits, including recent changes from the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018
  • FEMA benefit denials and the appeal process
  • Review of other major areas of law in disaster recovery, including insurance, housing, and consumer issues 
  • Long-term disaster recovery legal issues, including Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding issues and duplication of benefits policy, benefit recoupment claims and debt collection
  • Best practices for assisting in disaster relief

Faculty:
Aaron Scheinwald
New York Legal Assistance Group

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