Proof of Loss & Appeals

PROOF OF LOSS:
You must submit a ‘Sworn Proof of Loss within 60 days of the date of loss’. This must be complied with since if you do not agree with the Adjusters estimate, and you filed a law suit in Federal Court the Judge typically will throw out the case for not filing a Proof. Make sure you get confirmation that the Adjuster received the Proof. In some cases where there is a widespread flood event the Administrator of the Federal Insurance Administration may put out a directive extending the Proof requirement. You will be able to log into the web site to review updates in your area. Go to FEMA Library & Links, then PROOF EXTENSIONS for current list.
Policy Link: PROOF OF LOSS REQUIREMENT A DP
Form Link: PROOF OF LOSS FORM A

APPRAISAL & APPEAL PROCESS:
If you are unable to agree on the damage and cost to repair the damage with your Adjuster you have two options. Appraisal, Appeal or file suit. Best to use the Appeal process since the Appraisal is only for unit cost, not scope of damage. You need to submit the appeal within 60 days of the denial letter.
Policy Link: APPRAISAL PROCESS A DP
WYO Memo: APPEAL PROCESS A WYO 09002
Policy Link: LAW SUIT REQUIREMENTS A DP

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