FEMA Assistance for Accessibility Items for Homeowners and Renters

October 19, 2022

Replacing adaptive or accessibility items damaged during a disaster is an important part of the recovery process. It helps people maintain and/or re-establish their independence and quality of life after experiencing a disaster. FEMA assistance for specific accessibility items does not count toward Housing Assistance or Personal Property maximum awards and is limited to the below items for homeowners and renters.

For homeowners: 

  • Exterior ramp
  • Grab bars
  • Paved pathway to the home’s entrance from a vehicle

For homeowners and renters:

  • Accessible beds
  • Raised toilet seats and shower chairs
  • Accessible refrigerators and washers
  • Computers or adaptive technology, such as screen readers or adapted keyboards
  • Motorized or manual wheelchairs, or walkers
  • Visual and/or vibrating fire signals

Assistance for other damaged accessibility items or medical equipment, such as CPAP, oxygen supplies, and catheters may be covered by FEMA's Medical and Dental Assistance.

For more information, visit www.fema.gov/expanded-assistance or call FEMA's Helpline at 800-621-3362.

Last modified on 10/27/2022

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