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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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Disaster Recovery Assistance

The Department of Labor and fifteen other federal agencies have partnered with FEMA to create a Web resource, DisasterAssistance.gov (http://www.disasterassistance.gov), that consolidates information about federally funded government assistance to disaster victims.

DisasterAssistance.gov will help users to:

  • identify the forms of assistance and qualification requirements
  • allow users to check the status of their applications online
  • provide information about forms of assistance available through other agencies that do not have online applications at this time

Users can register on the FEMA Web site (http://www.fema.gov/assistance/index.shtm) to apply for individual assistance and Small Business Administration loans.

In the event of natural disasters, the Department of Labor support includes income and job assistance as well as key announcements.

For general questions and assistance, contact the Department of Labor's National Contact Center at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365).