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***(Please Note: the information below is subject to change/updating. Please contact agencies and organizations directly for the most up-to-date information. This resource is only meant as a guide towards information sources that may be relevant.) [Last update: January 14, 2013]

In person: go to the regional DRC (Disaster Recovery Center)

Apply via a smartphone at

Apply by Phone: Call (800) 621-3362. Call TTY (800) 462-7585 for people with speech or hearing disabilities.

  • Unemployment Assistance:
    If you are unemployed because of the disaster that began on Oct. 28, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits.
  • NJ Unemployement

You may also file a claim by telephone by contacting the state Department of Labor’s Re-employment Call Centers at: Union City- (201)601-4100; Freehold – (732)761-2020; Cumberland – (856)507-2340.

A deadline for filing claims resulting from Hurricane Sandy may apply. For additional information regarding Disaster Unemployment Assistance or for FEMA services please call the FEMA emergency number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.  Information is available at and

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