Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Emergency Documents

The purpose of this document is to help you have copies of important papers in one place in the event you need them quickly (i.e. evacuation, lost wallet, death). You may consider putting them in a plastic bag possibly in a fire safe. Consider putting them on a flash drive.

  1. Copy of wallet or purse contents
    1. Drivers license
    2. Credit/debit cards
    3. Health insurance cards
  2. Birth certificates
  3. Marriage license
  4. Death certificate
  5. Divorce decrees
  6. Adoption records
  7. ID cards (school, military employer)
  8. Passports: State Department Passport Services 202-955-0430
  9. Voter registration cards
  10. Social Security cards
  11. Immunizations and Blood Type
  12. Medical records and Allergies
  13. Life insurance policies
  14. Military papers (especially discharge) VA: 1-800-827-1000 or TTY 800-829-4833
  15. School Records
  16. Home Owners policy
  17. Household inventory
  18. Deeds, Mortgage, lease papers
  19. Diplomas
  20. Car loan or title
  21. Recent pay stub
  22. House loan or title
  23. Wills, living will, trusts
  24. Citizenship papers 1-800-375-5283
  25. Recent picture of family
  26. Tax returns IRS: 800-829-1040 ( three most recent years)
  27. Patriarchal blessing
  28. Genealogy (paper copy, disc or flash drive)
  29. Page of passwords, account numbers and pins
  30. Page of important phone numbers and contacts (see evacuation plan)
  31. Family names, phone numbers,
  32. Friends names, phone numbers
  33. Neighbors names, phone numbers
  34. Calling card number and pin number
  35. Bank accounts (Checking/Saving), phone #, acct number, password
  36. Safety deposit box, location
  37. Credit cards, acct number, phone #
  38. Student loan name, phone number, account number
  39. Car loan name, phone number, account number
  40. House loan name, phone number, account number
  41. 401k name, phone number, account number
  42. If in the military, spouse should have at least 5 copies of travel orders and itinerary.
  43. Court orders (divorce, child custody, child support)
  44. Have an extra set of keys for house and car
  45. Add your spouses’ name to all accounts

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