Texas Winter Storm Recovery Resources – Other Information and Resources

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Texas Winter Storm Recovery Resources – Other Information and Resources

The Texas Winter Storm Recovery Resources includes information and resources designed to help Texans recover from the storm.

IRS provides tax relief for winter storm victims

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that victims of winter storms that began February 11, 2021 now have until June 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.

Damage Self-Assessment Survey

The objective of the State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT) self-assessment survey is to help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that have occurred during the recent winter weather. Click here to take the survey.

This survey does not provide a specific place to include information about any damage to DME or other disability-related necessities. Though we are working with officials to try to change this problem, we recommend uploading photos of the damage to these items as well as other household damage when completing the survey.

For Texans with limited or no internet access, the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Military Department launched a call center to assist people with completing the iSTAT. The call center is specifically for Texans who are unable to submit information through the online iSTAT tool. Texans can call 844-844-3089 between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM seven days a week. Callers will walk step-by-step through the iSTAT form.

Publication Code: DPR2

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Statewide Intake: 1-800-252-9108
Sign Language Video Phone: 1-866-362-2851
Purple 2 Video Phone: 512-271-9391
Online Intake available 24/7: intake.DRTx.org

Disclaimer: Disability Rights Texas strives to update its materials on an annual basis, and this handout is based upon the law at the time it was written. The law changes frequently and is subject to various interpretations by different courts. Future changes in the law may make some information in this handout inaccurate.

The handout is not intended to and does not replace an attorney’s advice or assistance based on your particular situation.

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