The Proof of Loss deadline has been extended to Sunday, December 31, 2017 for National Flood

Insurance Program policyholders affected by the August 2016 floods to submit a PoL form. More than 29,600 flood claims have been filed for this disaster in southern Louisiana.

WHAT: A PoL form is a sworn statement made by the policyholder that substantiates the insurance claim.

WHERE: The deadline applies to all policyholders who filed a flood claim following the August 2016 floods in southern Louisiana. FEMA’s Bulletin to Write Your Own companies and NFIP Direct Servicing Agent on this extension is available online at https://nfip-iservice.com/Stakeholder/pdf/bulletin/w-17022.pdf.

WHY: This deadline extension ensures that policyholders have every reasonable opportunity to request payment for all covered losses. The additional time allows policyholders to work with their insurance company to finalize claims.

NOTE: The extension also applies to supplemental claims. Policyholders can submit a supplemental claim if additional damage is found while making home repairs.

FEMA urges policyholders to submit all forms as soon as possible. Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY, call 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362.

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