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Get Tips on Writing Your FEMA Appeal Letter

Friday February 25, 2022 10:10 am - 858 Views - Posted By Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Get Tips on Writing Your FEMA Appeal Letter

If you have questions after receiving your FEMA decision letter, you have the right to ask FEMA to take another look at your application. A second look may result in a different decision. Here are some tips for writing your letter.

State your reason for appeal: 

Explain why you think the decision you received is incorrect. For example, if you were missing documentation in your initial application, explain that reasoning in your appeal. 

What to include in your cover letter:

  • Your full name, date, and address.
  • Your FEMA disaster identification registration number (found at the top of your decision letter) and the federal disaster declaration number (for Hurricane Ida, the number is DR-4611-LA).
  • Your signature and date.
  • Photocopies of any necessary documentation

How to submit your appeal:

Send to FEMA - Appeals Officer

  • By mail:
    National Processing Service Center
    P.O. Box 10055
    Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055
  • By fax:
    800-827-8112 (Must include cover letter.)

If your FEMA status cannot be cleared up by phone, a written appeal should be postmarked to FEMA within 60 days of the date on the FEMA decision letter. In the event it takes longer than 60 days, include why your appeal is late.

Additional Information

Contact

Hours of Operation

  • Monday thru Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address

  • P. O. Box 2768
  • Houma, LA 70361
 
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