Texas Rebuilds
The Texas General Land Office - George P. Bush, Commissioner

Duplication of Benefits

The disaster recovery funds are supplemental to primary forms of assistance, including private insurance and FEMA funds. The Stafford Act prohibits entities, including households, from receiving disaster recovery funding for a loss which has previously received financial assistance from any source.  DOB verification and analysis ensures that program funds compensate applicants for damages and needs that have not been addressed by an alternate source, either through funding or assistance.​ ​