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Applying For Federal Disaster Assistance From FEMA Will Not Impact Other Federal Benefits


Last updated 10/20/2021 at 11:15am

Applying for federal disaster assistance from FEMA will not affect other federal benefits that western North Carolina disaster survivors may receive.

Residents in Transyl-vania, Buncombe and Haywood counties who register with FEMA may have questions about whether funds from FEMA might cause them to lose other federal payments to which they are entitled.

FEMA disaster grants are not taxable income. Accepting a FEMA grant will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and other federal welfare and entitlement pr...

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