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Thread: FEMA Asks Florida Residents to Return Money

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    FEMA Asks Florida Residents to Return Money

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked thousands of Floridians whose homes were damaged by last summer's four hurricanes to give back more than $27 million in aid overpayments.

    FEMA earlier this year began mailing letters to residents in efforts to recoup the overpayments from people who received federal aid after Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne hit Florida last August and September.

    According to data supplied to The News-Press of Fort Myers through a Freedom of Information Act request, the agency detailed 6,579 cases in which they say people owe a total of $27.2 million.

    Many of the problems stem from FEMA providing money for items that were later covered by property insurance policies, more than one person from the same household applying for benefits or from processing errors.

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    It's sad that there are people out there who try to scam agencies like FEMA...all it does is hurt those who are innocent and actually NEED their help. It happens all the time here after hurricanes, you should have seen all the scams people pulled after Hurricane Andrew.
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