Update on Humanitarian Flooding Assistance

UPDATE of 31.12.2015When this scheme was first implemented it provided for financial support for losses incurred over the period December 4 – 17 inclusive. The time period has now been extended to cover December 2015 and January 2016. It should be noted that it remains open for people to apply for assistance until January 31st 2016.

(i) Only those small businesses that could not secure flood insurance are eligible.
(ii) For the purpose of this scheme a small business will be defined as one with up to 20 employees.
(iii) The business premises must have been flooded on or after December 4 2015 and this fact verified by the relevant Local Authority.
(iv) Any location within the State that was flooded during the period in question is encompassed by the scheme.
(v) At the time of the flood, the business must have been trading and in a rateable premises

Application forms can be downloaded here. Completed application forms and supporting documentation can be scanned and submitted electronically to emergencyflooding2015@redcross.ie.

Alternatively, completed application forms and supporting documentation can be sent by post marking it “Private and Confidential” to: The Irish Red Cross Society, Emergency Flooding 2015, 16 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Sunday, 31st of January 2016.

Anyone making a second claim (i.e. applicants that have already submitted applications following Storm Desmond, who are submitting new applications as a result of Storm Frank) please indicate that you are making a second claim. The submission of a second claim will be processed following a visit from an independent assessor.

In parallel, the Department of Social Protection’s Humanitarian Assistance Scheme provides emergency financial assistance to households who are not able to meet costs for essential needs immediately following flooding. Details of the scheme are available at http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Humanitarian-Assistance-Scheme.aspx.

Farmers Seeking advice/support in relation to animal welfare matters should contact the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Animal Welfare Helpline:-

Call Save: 076106 4408 Or Phone: 01-6072379

Or call their Teagasc Advisor (076 111 3555).

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