Rank #1: Disaster Recovery Today Issue #4003 “Determining Eligibility”
Today the panel is joined by Adjuster’s International VP, Daniel Craig. Daniel’s previous position was the regional administrator for FEMA’s Public Assistance program in the New England region of the US. The expert panel discusses the FEMA Public Assistance policy in detail. Including the recent changes for retroactive claims with regards to insurance, a shift which will give local governments more control and future plans to mitigate liabilities.
[2:09] A brief description of FEMA’s Public Assistance program for funding repairs for damaged facilities.
[6:01] How can an organization determine whether or not it is eligible for public assistance and what is the time frame for requests?
[11:27] What tests does FEMA use to determine eligibility?
[18:10] Why is it imperative for applicants to control the inspection process and ensure only qualified people answer questions about pre-existing conditions when they interact with FEMA?
[25:51] Dan Craig was the regional administrator for the New England region. A post, given to him by then President George W. Bush
[27:02] How does FEMA define “reasonable”?
[34:03] In recent years, has FEMA changed their process for vetting requests for public assistance?
[38:06] What does the future hold for the FEMA Public Assistance program?
[42:55] How are the mitigation expenses paid for by FEMA? Is it a reimbursement program?
[45:02] Potential eligible applicants should stay up to date with FEMA’s ever-changing Public Assistance program policies.
Marjorie Musick, Social Media Specialist at AI/BLC, Globe Midwest Adjusters International, and Jansen International
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Sep 02 2016