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Emergency Social Services FAQ

  1. Is Emergency Social Services the same as Emergency Assistance if I am on Income Support?
  2. Who is eligible for Emergency Social Services?
  3. How do I apply for Emergency Social Services ?
  4. Is there a cost for Emergency Social Services?
  5. How will I know that these services are available?

1. Is Emergency Social Services the same as Emergency Assistance if I am on Income Support ?

No. Emergency Social Services are provided to those affected by a community disaster or wide scale emergency and generally impacts a significant number of people in that area.

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2. Who is eligible for Emergency Social Services?

Anyone affected or impacted by a community emergency or disaster as indicated by the municipality.

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3. How do I apply for Emergency Social Services ?

One of the services provided is Registration and Inquiry which includes the collection and documentation of the needs of those affected by the disaster. A referral for the services identified is then provided.

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4. Is there a cost for Emergency Social Services?

No. These services are provided at no cost to persons directly impacted by a disaster or emergency until regular sources of support and income are restored.

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5. How will I know that these services are available?

Emergency Social Services personnel work very closely with your town council , Fire and Emergency Services- NL and the Regional Health Authority when a disaster occurs. If required, the media could be asked to broadcast important contact information on behalf of the municipality.

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