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Disaster Resources for MS Residents & Veterans

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

VA Medical Center and Benefits Administration Outreach - Thursday, March 30Rolling Fork, MS Location:Where: South Delta Middle School, located at 86 Middle School Road, Anguilla, MS 38721Hours: Thursday, March 30, 2023 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Silver City, MS Location:Where: Across from the Humphreys County Courthouse, located at 148 Castleman St. Belzoni, MS 39038Hours: Thursday, March 30, 2023 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


FEMA Disaster Assistance InformationResidents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or by using the FEMA App. Anyone using a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, can give FEMA the number for that service."


Help After a Disaster" Brochures: Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.


Prescription Medication in Disaster AreasDue to the impact of the recent tornados, the United States Postal Service (USPS) and United Parcel Service (UPS) may experience delays in delivering mail to certain areas in Mississippi.


Visit https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/residential/welcome.htm and https://www.ups.com/us/en/service-alerts.page to ensure your zip code isn’t on the list of areas that have been impacted. Please be sure to check these sites periodically, to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.This interruption in service could impact the timely delivery of prescription medication to our Veterans.


Veterans in the impacted area are eligible to refill their prescriptions previously filled at a VA pharmacy, at an in-network pharmacy. If a Veteran affected by the disaster needs a refill on a prescription, the network pharmacy is authorized to fill an emergency supply of all VA pharmacy prescriptions in accordance with the Veteran’s VA Pharmacy issued prescription bottle/label (sample below) or through approval from a VA Pharmacy staff member.


The Disaster Benefit has been extended to all Veterans residing in the following zip codes:

Sharkey County: 38721, 38765, 39054, 39061, 39159

Humphreys County: 39038, 38754, 38924, 39097, 39166, 39115

Monroe County: 38821,39730,38858, 38860, 39740, 39746, 38870, 38848, 38825To view pharmacy billing information on your mobile device, visit: https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/docs/programs/OCC-Billing-Information-Card.pdfNote the unique billing code for the disaster is Group: RX0837**Please provide this billing information when you visit an in-network retail pharmacy to fill a prescription


Veterans Guide - veteransguide.org/

Guide on the disability process: veteransguide.org/va-disability/process/


**Veterans Crisis LineFree, confidential support, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text, or online chat.Dial 988, Option 1,Text 838255, orChat here


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