Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Frank Pallone announced their work on a bill that will bar the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from requiring some Sandy victims to pay back excessive federal assistance. Though the bill won’t protect those who obtained money through deceit and fraud, it will help those who received extra financial aid due to mistakes made by FEMA.
The bill will include individuals who make less than $250,000 per year. This covers about 800 New Jersey residents. Anyone who received a FEMA recoupment letter should still respond to it as the legislation has not yet been passed.
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