Legal Help for Indiana Severe Storm and Flooding Survivors
On May 5, 2018 President Donald J. Trump approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Indiana. The President’s action made funding available to affected individuals in Carroll, Clark, Dearborn, Elkhart, Floyd, Fulton, Harrison, Jasper, Jefferson, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Lake, Marshall, Ohio, Porter, Spencer, St. Joseph, Starke, Switzerland, Vanderburgh and White Counties. These counties were affected by severe storms and flooding from February 14, 2018 to March 4, 2018.
Individuals affected by the disaster may have a variety of legal issues, including:
- Avoiding Rip-offs or scams
- Obtaining Individual Assistance from FEMA
- Getting help with other FEMA Programs
- Food Assistance (Food Stamps)
- Housing Issues (homeownership and rental)
- Insurance Issues
- Family Law Cases
- Proving Your Identity
- Unemployment Compensation
How to Get Help:
Individuals affected by the disaster who have legal issues and are unable to afford a lawyer may call (844-243-8570) toll-free Monday-Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (EDT). Callers should identify that they are seeking disaster-related legal assistance, brief details of the assistance needed and in which county they are located. Individuals may also apply on-line here: https://www.indianalegalservices.org/applyonline.
Some individuals may qualify for assistance from Indiana Legal Services, Inc. Others will be referred to the Indiana State Bar Association for a possible consultation and free legal assistance.