TALLAHASSEE - Within 60 days of a decision letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, survivors of Tropical Storm Debby can ask the agency to review their case again.
Survivors may ask for another review to appeal the amount or type of help provided or any other decision about federal disaster assistance.
Before asking for an appeal, survivors should review the "Help After a Disaster" applicant's guide. The guide was mailed to each applicant but also is available online at www.fema.gov/help-after-disaster.
When appealing, applicants should explain in writing why they disagree with a decision along with any new or additional documents supporting the appeal.
Appeal letters for Tropical Storm Debby also should include:
• Federal disaster declaration number 4068-DR-FL on all pages of documents
• Applicant information, including, nine-digit FEMA application number on all pages of documents, name, date and place of birth and address of the damaged dwelling
• Copies of verifiable documentation that supports the appeal. All receipts, bills and estimates must include contact information for the service provider. Keep all originals for your records.
• A copy of a state-issued identification card, unless the letter is notarized or includes the following statement: "I hereby declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct."
• The applicant's signature
Mail the appeal letter to: FEMA, National Processing Service Center, P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055
Applicants may fax their appeal letter to: 1-800-827-8112, Attention: FEMA
It is important to have appeal letters postmarked within 60 days of the date on the