Florida Governor DeSantis request for disaster declaration can be found here.

Social Security Administration

The National Center on Law and Elder Rights has prepared a Practice Tip sheet Social Security Administration Response to COVID10.


  • A March 22, 2020 Summary of Florida Medicaid Agency COVID-Related Policy Transmittals can be found here

Reemployment Assistance

  • Individuals who have been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts in Florida to stop the spread of COVID-19 may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance if:
    • they are quarantined by a medical professional or a government agency
    • They are laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by their employer due to COVID-19 concerns, or
    • they are caring for an immediate family member who is diagnosed with covid -19.
    • For more information check out these FAQs from Department of Economic Opportunity

Updated FEMA Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide (IAPPG)

FEMA has released their new IA guide for March 2019.  "The IAPPG consolidates information on Individual Assistance (IA) programs offered by FEMA to a state, territorial, tribal, or local government jurisdiction affected by a disaster." 


Helpful Websites and Hotlines

This link redirects you to a page with a list of different national and state resources such as the American Bar Association Disaster Resource and Recovery CenterFlorida Special Needs Registry, as well as different hotlines for receiving legal counsel or disaster relief for non emergency situations. 

Visit The Florida Bar's Hurricane Information for resources, links and information about pro bono opportunities with Florida Free Legal Answers and the Young Lawyer's Division's Disaster Relief Hotline which will be activated after the storm.  To be a volunteer, you should have a basic understanding of the common problems experienced by disaster victims.  Visit YLD's FEMA page for more information and sign up here.

Visit Florida Legal Services for helpful fact sheets, hurricane updates and different legal help hotlines.

Visit the Florida Supreme Court for court closures and other information.

Visit for information and resources on disaster planning and business continuity.


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