New Jersey delegation calls for FEMA Sandy review extension
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Eleven members of New Jersey's congressional delegation are calling on the federal government to extend the deadline for those seeking Superstorm Sandy-related payment reviews.
Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and 11 of the state's 12-member House delegation requested a three-month extension of the Sept. 15 deadline in a letter sent Thursday to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate.
They argue that the deadline is too short and that extending it would give Sandy victims more time to understand the complex process.
FEMA has started making payments after a review found that some policyholders were not paid what they were due from the National Flood Insurance Program.
Requests can be made at www.fema.gov/hurricane-sandy-nfip-claims or by phone at 866-337-4262.
Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur was the only member of the delegation not to sign the letter.
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