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Menendez and Pallone bill hopes to halt FEMA recoupment

Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 5:29 pm    

Two New Jersey federal Democratic lawmakers said they are planning to present a bill next week that aims to forgive the debts of certain households who were asked to return Hurricane Sandy funds overpaid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a report by NJ.com stated on January 16.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Frank Pallone said Hurricane Sandy victims who have an annual income of less than $200,000 should be exempted from FEMA’s effort to claw back over-payments, saying that these people are still struggling to recover and simply cannot afford to refund the money.  Currently, the FEMA is asking for the reimbursement of approximately $5.6 million from about 809 overpaid households.

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