FEMA Appeals Templates

About the Interactive FEMA Appeals Program

This is a project of Pro Bono Net, assisted by legal services organizations and law firms working pro bono in New York City. It was originally developed after Superstorm Sandy but may be used by survivors of any FEMA declared disaster area. It is being made available free of charge for people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer, and was last updated in November 2017.

The interactive interview does two things:

  • Creates a FEMA Appeal letter that applicants can use to dispute a FEMA decision, and
  • Creates a File Request letter that applicants can use to request their FEMA file.

Note: This free program does not e-file or otherwise submit these documents. It only generates Word documents that advocates or pro se appellants can then submit on their own by fax or mail.

Link to interactive FEMA Appeal Program and FAQs:

Links to information about free legal help available for disaster survivors from nonprofit legal aid programs and their partners:




Computer Requirements

  • You must have Microsoft Word on your computer to properly view and print the completed court forms. If you do not have Word, you can download Word Viewer now for free and view and print Word documents, even if you don't have Word on your computer.
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