Victims of the November tornados in Illinois have until next Monday, January 27th, to apply for individual assistance through FEMA, and homeowner and renter loans through the Small Business Administration. FEMA Spokesman Deanna Frazier says more than 26-hundred people in the state have registered so far for the individual assistance, but she says there are still people who may be eligible:
"I urge everyone if you know someone who was affected, ask your neighbor, ask your friend, ask your family member, 'Have you registered with FEMA?' because it's so important to get yourself in the system to see if you're eligible for FEMA assistance."
Frazier says anyone denied FEMA assistance should appeal that decision, and make sure they have turned in all the proper paperwork with their application. That individual assistance is different from the public assistance FEMA recently rejected to local governments affected by the storms. The state plans to appeal the rejection.
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