FEMA Aid Deadline for NJ Approaches

The deadline for New Jersey residents who suffered losses from Sandy to register with FEMA for disaster assistance or apply for low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration is Friday.

People who register may be eligible for grants to help cover disaster-related expenses including rental assistance, home repairs, personal property losses and other serious needs not covered by their insurance. FEMA officials say the deadline has no bearing on the filing of Sandy-related flood insurance claims, which can continue even for those who don’t register.

Earlier this week, FEMA and the SBA granted a 30-day extension for New York residents to apply for aid. New Yorkers now have until March 29th.