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Pakistanis whose properties have been damaged due to Hurricane Sandy are advised to register online

Washington, November 06, 2012 (PPI-OT): 1. Call and register with FEMA at 800.621.3362 or register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov so that they can get a case registration for their individual claims. FEMA is able to provide financial Disaster Assistance relief. Kindly take photographs of the damaged property for proof/record..

2. You may also be entitled to certain tax credits through the IRS. Please get IRS Publication 2194 (2194B for businesses) in order to apply.

3. You may also contact the American Red Cross at 866.438.4636 for immediate assistance with housing, food, clothing etc.

4. When calling FEMA you will need to provide Social Security Number.

If you are registering for a business, enter the social security number of the responsible party for the business.

Insurance information
You will be asked to identify the type(s) insurance coverage you have

Financial information
You will be asked to enter your family’s gross total household income at the time of the disaster

Contact information
Along with address and phone number where the damages occurred, you will be asked for information on how FEMA can contact you.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Direct Deposit information (Optional)
If you are determined to be eligible for assistance and would prefer that funds be transferred to your account, you will be asked for your banking information, which includes; the institution name, type of account, routing and account number.

5. Declaration and Release Form
If you have applied for assistance and need to complete a Declaration and Release Form (OMB form 009-0-3), please download this form, fill it out and send it to:
FEMA – Individuals and Households Program

National Processing Service Center
P. O. Box 10055
Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055
Or fax it to: 1-800-827-8112

For more information, contact:
Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C
3517 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008.
PH. (202)243-6500,
Fax: 202-686-1534
Email: info@embassyofpakistanusa.org
Consular Section PH: 202-349-3177
Consular Section Email: consularsection@embassyofpakistanusa.org

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