Disaster Recovery Assistance Announced

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On August 3rd the province announced that it would be activating its Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program due to the flooding that occurred on June 23rd.

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Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians helps victims of natural disasters get back on their feet. It offers financial assistance to help cover emergency expenses, clean-up expenses and costs to repair or replace essential property.

The program was activated in areas affected by the June 2017 flooding in the municipalities of Minto, Mapleton, Woolwich, New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio, Mono and Grand Valley.

The program covers the essentials only for example, furnaces and hot water heaters. It does not cover costs such as refinishing basement recreation rooms and does not pay for items that are covered through an insurance policy.

For program guidelines, forms, eligibility information and frequently asked questions, visit Ontario.ca/DisasterAssistance.

If you need assistance determining your eligibility or filling out the application form, call 1-844-780-8925 or email [email protected].

The program has been activated in specific areas affected by flooding within Mono.

Map showing area of Mono covered by DRAO Funding

Homeowners must submit their application to the province within 120 calendar days from the date Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians was activated. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, December 1, 2017.

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What information do I need to provide with my application?

If you are eligible under the program, you should submit a complete and signed application form with support documentation. Signatures are required on pages 3 and 5 of the application form. You must also attach:

  1. A letter from your insurance provider detailing your level of coverage.
  2. Receipts or invoices for the costs you have incurred, and detailed estimates for any costs you have not yet incurred.
  3. A copy of your driver’s license to prove that the property is your primary address.
  4. If you are a homeowner, a copy of your most recent property tax bill or other documentation to establish your ownership of the property.

What happens after I submit?

Within two weeks, you will receive a notification that your application has been received. An adjuster may contact you to ask questions or request more documentation. To ensure a prompt review, make sure your application is complete and attach all required documents before you submit it.

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
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