The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s disaster relief office won’t be open here until Wednesday, but claim forms are now available on-line.
These forms, provided so local residents can apply for financial aid under the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP), can be found at www.mah.gov.on.ca/forms/odrap-e.pdf
You are eligible for assistance if:
•you suffered losses directly related to the events which occurred in the region about two weeks ago; and
•your losses are not covered by insurance; and
•you are a private property owner, small business owner, or farmer; and
•your losses fall into the categories of eligible losses and costs under this program.
Those who do not have Internet access can call MPP Howard Hampton’s local constituency office at 274-7619 to receive one via mail or fax.
The ministry office, which is located at 400 B Scott St., will open its doors Wednesday, at which time claimants can drop by to pick up forms or ask for advice.