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Schatz Releases Relief Guide To Help Individuals, Workers & Small Businesses Impacted By Maui Fires Access Federal Resources, Programs

Details About Unemployment Benefits, Help For Veterans, Loans For Affected Businesses, Health Resources & More Available At Schatz.Senate.Gov/Fires

HONOLULU – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai?i) released a comprehensive guide to help individuals, workers, veterans, and small businesses impacted by the recent fires on Maui access federal resources and programs made available through President Biden’s disaster declaration. The guide includes information on how to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance – including at the newly-opened Disaster Recovery Center on Maui – as well as Small Business Administration (SBA) loans and unemployment benefits.

“The scale of destruction from these fires is devastating, and the recovery process will be long,” said Senator Schatz. “Help is available. Whether you need assistance for your home or business, unemployment benefits, or health care, there are a variety of resources and programs available which I encourage everyone to look into. We will continue to update this guide with additional resources and information as they become available.”

The guide also contains information for residents seeking mental health support or enrollment in health insurance through Medicaid. Residents can also find details on mail service, replacing personal documents and identification, open shelters across Maui, resources to help locate a family member, the latest on air travel and school closures, and more.

The full guide, which will be regularly updated, is available at