Free Legal Assistance for Kentucky Disaster Survivors

FRANKFURT, Ky. – Free legal assistance is available for survivors Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Whitley Counties that were affected by the Eastern Kentucky floods.

Survivors facing disaster-related issues who cannot afford an attorney can call the KBA Young Lawyers Section Disaster Legal Relief Committee toll-free hotline at 844-478-0099. The number will be routed to voicemail. Calls are checked Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST.

This service is overseen by the KBA Young Lawyers Section Disaster Legal Relief Committee in partnership with various organizations and volunteer lawyers.

Legal Aid may be able to help survivors in the following ways:

  • Clarify ownership of house/ownership of heir
  • Participate in benefits applications and appeals processes
  • Support victims of fraudulent contractors or help in disputes with landlords
  • Provide insurance policy assistance
  • Help community groups that support long-term recovery

For the latest information on Kentucky flood recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4663 and follow FEMA on Twitter at twitter.com/FEMARegion4. Visit the Governor’s website at Governor.ky.gov/disaster-response/flood-response.

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