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Published on May 28th, 2015 | by Key Reads

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FEMA Finally Admits Fraudulent Reports in Hurricane Sandy Claims

Over two years after Superstorm Sandy, FEMA and NFIP have announced they are reopening flood claims related to Sandy damage. The decision comes after years of pressure from critics, homeowners and lawmakers claiming that FEMA underpaid and denied flood claims using fraudulent engineering reports. Over 144,000 claims will be eligible to be reopened for review. Letters have been mailed out to affected households informing them of their options.

If you filed a Hurricane Sandy claim that did not cover your home damage or home contents, whether it was denied or underpaid, you should act quickly to include your claim in the Sandy Claim Review. Upon opting in, FEMA will give you a decision on your reviewed claim within 90 days. You will also have two weeks to provide “new evidence” of damage to help support your claim. We highly recommend you seek legal counsel to avoid getting underpaid by FEMA again.  You may want to speak to a lawyer to help you prepare your claim for the best chance of maximizing your payment. Weisbrod, Matteis & Copley offers free legal consultations for all Hurricane Sandy flood claims. A law firm can help you avoid pitfalls in the review process and expedite your claim.

 


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