On January 10th, 2019, federal officials extended, until January 31st, the deadline for Woolsey and Hill fire victims to register for federal aid.

This means that those who have lost their homes or businesses due to the fire now have until that date to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The Woolsey and Hill fires torched more than 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and burned thousands of structures. All of these people are eligible for grants, rental assistance or help with home repairs.

Home owners and residents can apply to receive FEMA aid online or at disaster recovery centers in Malibu and Agoura Hills.

These federal grants do not have to be repaid! The assistance is not taxable! This assistance does not affect eligibility for social security or Medicaid.

Applicants need to provide their social security number, the address of the damaged home, a detailed description of what they lost and bank account routing numbers for their checks to be deposited into their accounts.

There is a separate state program in which Ventura County residents have until Monday, January 15 and LA County residents have until January 28 to apply for the state program known as Cal Recycle which assists in removing debris. Many people have applied to the Cal Recycle program. We encourage those who have lost their homes and still haven’t figured out debris removal to contact Cal Recycle and have them pay for the debris removal. They will have crews removing hazardous materials including propane tanks while removing away debris and eventually the home’s foundation.

Ventura County residents can apply for the Cal Recycle program at venturacountyrecovers.org or in person at the county government center in Ventura. LA residents can find the application online.

Contact the Woolsey / Malibu Fire lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen, if you or a loved one were evacuated, injured or sustained property damage due to the Fire.

Call us at 1-800-718-4658 or 310-826-8082 for a free & confidential consultation. There’s no fee for our services unless or until a recovery is made.