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December 24th, 2012

No. 8: ‘FEMA to Sandy victims: Don’t take no for an answer’



house and floodNumber eight on our Top-10 most popular articles of 2012 is “FEMA to Sandy victims: Don’t take no for an answer.”

Publish date: Nov. 27, 2012
Written by Marcie Geffner


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an important message for homeowners who’ve suffered losses due to super-storm Sandy and who have been told they’re not eligible for assistance: don’t take no for an answer.

Often, that initial “no” isn’t the last word from the U.S. government disaster-aid agency. Instead, FEMA is urging victims not to miss out on help just because a document or signature is missing from their application.

If you’ve registered with FEMA to receive assistance, you should be receiving a letter explaining the status of your application. If the letter says you’re not eligible, read on because it should also include information about how to appeal and what FEMA needs to reconsider your request.

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