Problems with FEMA? Free legal clinic Saturday for tornado survivors

Tornado survivors who need help dealing with Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, eligibility problems or denials can get free legal advice Saturday and at future sessions.

Attorneys will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Church, 5300 Philadelphia Drive in Harrison Twp.

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. and the Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. will offer the free legal help to financially eligible individuals seeking FEMA benefits to cover losses from the Memorial Day tornadoes.

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The deadline for filing FEMA applications is Aug. 19. The deadline for appealing a FEMA denial is 60 days after the denial.

The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority is providing an outreach bus for use as a mobile office and financial support for the clinics comes from The Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund of the Dayton Foundation, the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation and the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

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