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Returning Home: Record-Keeping
After an emergency, if you have had to leave your home or your home was damaged in any way, it is important to document all of the costs you have had.
Your first contact should be your insurance agent. Keep complete records of losses and disaster-related expenses. These will help you in filing your claim. If additional aid is available, or if you are not insured, these records will also help you in applying for State or federal aid that may become available and for allowable income tax deductions. Most disaster losses are also deductible for income tax purposes.
Always take pictures of any damages. Photographs of damaged homes or objects are excellent evidence of the impact on your home or possessions.
Include records on the following:
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