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FEMA Spokesperson Gives Helpful Unemployment Advice for Sandy Victims [AUDIO]

Fema Spokesperson Darrell Habisch called in to Jim Gearhart’s show this morning to give us an update on FEMA’s efforts going on throughout the Garden State to assist Sandy victims.

Damage from Sandy in Lavallette (Borough of Lavallette)
Damage from Sandy in Lavallette (Borough of Lavallette)

Here are some of the current numbers Darrell Habisch gave to Jim regarding the clean-up efforts:

  • 224,000 households have registered for assistance.
  • More than 222 million grants have been handed out.
  • Over 85,000 household inspections have been performed.

Habisch went on to mention that disaster unemployment assistance is available to residents who have no only lost their job but also to those who have lost wages because of the storm if your business or job was closed or damaged during the storm. To become eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, you must first stop by a NJ reemployment centers to register for it. You can find the center closest to you by clicking HERE.

To file for assistance, you will need a copy of your IRS tax return. If you do not have access to it, you can call the IRS office at 866-562-5227 and press option #1 for Hurricane Sandy.

If you have not yet registered, you can log onto their website DISASTERASSISTANCE.GOV or call their hotline 800-621-3362.

If you’d like to listen to the interview with FEMA Spokesperson Darrell Habisch in it entirety, you can click the audio player below:

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