SBA Extends Deadline - Last Chance to Apply for Disaster Assistance in Illinois

ATLANTA, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U. S. Small Business Administration has extended the deadline for severe storms, wind and flooding physical damaged loan application in Illinois to Aug. 8, 2013. 


Survivors may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website at

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at or by mobile device at If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free Helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY).  The
toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) daily until further notice.

Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to  Loan applications can be downloaded from  Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth,
TX 76155.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is August 8, 2013.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is February 10, 2014. 

For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at

Release Number: 13-643, IL 13579/13580

Contact: Michael Lampton
Phone: (404) 331-0333

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration


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