Not necessarily, because having a Social Security Number does not automatically mean that you are a Qualified Alien. You may be legally present in the U.S. and have a Social Security Number, but not be a Qualified Alien.
FAQ Topic: FEMA Disaster Assistance
While foreign students may qualify for non-cash in-kind disaster relief (such as search and rescue, provision of food, water, sheltering, or emergency medical assistance), they do not qualify for cash assistance because their authorization to reside in the United States is based in part on the existence of an in-country support system.
If you are applying on your minor child’s behalf, you should provide his/her Social Security Number.
You can apply on behalf of your minor child (under 18 years of age) for FEMA cash assistance (Individuals and Households Program Assistance) if you live together. You will not have to provide any information on your immigration status or sign any documents regarding your status.
You may be eligible for short-term, non-cash, emergency aid provided by FEMA. You will not be personally eligible for FEMA cash assistance programs (Individuals and Households Program Assistance); however, you may apply on behalf of your U.S. citizen child, or another adult household member may qualify the household for assistance.
Yes, you may be eligible under many different programs run by state and local agencies and voluntary agencies for various types of cash assistance.
You must be a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National, or a Qualified Alien in order to be eligible for FEMA cash assistance programs: Individuals and Households Program Assistance and Disaster Unemployment Assistance. A Qualified Alien1 includes anyone with legal permanent residence (“green card”). You will be asked to sign a Declaration and Release (FEMA Form 90-69 … Continued
FEMA coordinates the Federal Government’s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters. SBA, on the other hand, is the Federal Government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses, and non-profit organizations repair or replace real estate, … Continued
Yes, with very few exceptions, if you want federal assistance you must register with FEMA, either by telephone (1-800-621-FEMA (3362)), or online (www.DisasterAssistance.gov). You will need your FEMA registration number for future reference.
Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), go online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov as soon as possible. Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time … Continued