VIDEO: FEMA Reevaluates Sandy ClaimsPosted:
MILLVILLE - Three years ago, New Jersey was preparing for Hurricane Sandy.
Now all this time later, many who believed that the Federal Flood Insurance Program shortchanged them during their recovery, are getting some validation. A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) review launched in the spring has been finding that many policyholders in the national flood insurance program should have gotten more money to fix their homes.
The examination is far from complete, but so far FEMA has found that roughly three out of five of the 17,000 policyholders participating in the review were entitled to more money. On average, they are getting an additional $15,000.
Reviewers are finding that insurance adjusters made errors such as forgetting to add sales tax to claims. FEMA is pledging to make changes so that these errors do not happen again.
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