Prepare your finances before a disaster or emergency strikes
Plan for the unexpected
Taking time to document financial information and contact numbers before a situation occurs can save you time and stress in an emergency.
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Protect your finances during and after a disaster or emergency
When disaster strikes, it can be hard to know how to move forward. Here are steps to take to recover financially after a natural disaster.
Focus on your most urgent issues
If you can’t access your money or pay your bills after a disaster, you’ll want to contact lenders, creditors, and banks to let them know your situation. You’ll also want to consider finding places that provide financial assistance.
Help managing money in an emergency
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Know your rights
You have the right to ask for help with bills, fees, paperwork, and more
Customer service workers at your bank, credit card company, or other lender might be able to offer you flexibility if you need it.
You have the right to ask for help with your home loan
There are ways you can work with your mortgage lender to give you more flexibility with loans or payment relief options.
Avoiding fraud and scams
In the wake of a disaster or emergency, you’ll have a lot on your plate. To protect yourself from more financial distress, be on the lookout for fraud and scams.