Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) News

Social security or taxes not to be affected by FEMA state grants

Disaster relief grants for Illinois severe storms and flooding are free from taxes Grants are also not counted as income in determining eligibility for any income benefit programs funded by the U.S. government. Recipients of state and federal disaster assistance grants will not have to pay taxes on those funds. Disaster relief payments provided to survivors of the Illinois severe storms and flooding are not subject to income tax, self-employment tax, or employment taxes such...

Fifth Disaster Recovery Center of IEMA and FEMA to open in CSU Convocation Center

Fifth DRC will enhance the ability of FEMA and IEMA to administer a better disaster management in the state Fifth federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by IEMA and FEMA going to open in the Chicago State University Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center. A fifth federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in the Chicago State University Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center for residents to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery spec...

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