Disaster financial assistance for residential property owners and tenants: Hurricane Dorian

Residential property owners and tenants can apply for disaster financial assistance for damage or loss from Hurricane Dorian. You need to apply by 15 May 2020.

Use the Disaster Assistance for Residential Property Application Form to apply for financial assistance for damage or loss to your residential property from Hurricane Dorian.

The Disaster Financial Assistance Program helps residential property owners and tenants with costs to repair or replace uninsurable, essential basic property loss (like appliances and furniture) due to Hurricane Dorian. The program is also available to small businesses and non-profits.

Repair and replacement costs for insured and insurable items (even if insurance wasn’t purchased) aren’t eligible for assistance. Food lost due to Hurricane Dorian also isn’t eligible for assistance.

Financial assistance amount

Financial assistance provides up to $200,000 for repair and replacement costs.

Help with your application

211 Nova Scotia can answer questions about the application process and help identify what information and supporting documents you need.

Eligibility

Residential property owners can apply for financial assistance if:

  • the damage occurred during Hurricane Dorian on 07 to 08 September 2019
  • your insurance company won’t pay for your entire loss
  • you own the property
  • the property is your primary residence

Residential property tenants can apply for financial assistance if:

  • the damage occurred during Hurricane Dorian on 07 to 08 September 2019
  • you rent or lease the property
  • you lost contents of your rental unit
  • your insurance company won’t pay for your entire loss
  • the property is your primary residence

You need to apply by 15 May 2020.

How to apply

  1. Complete the Confirmation of Insurance Form and application form.
  2. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Send your completed application and supporting documents by mail.

How long it takes

It should take 6 to 8 weeks for the Emergency Management Office to review your application and let you know if you’re receiving financial assistance. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

There is no cost to apply.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • name of insurance company, policy number, and agent’s name and phone number
  • photos of the damage, as well as any “before” photos if you have any
  • itemized description of damage or loss and replacement cost estimates
  • copy of your rental agreement, if applicable
  • authorized representative of your insurance company available to complete and sign the Confirmation of Insurance Form

Application form