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Arch Angel
04-22-2006, 12:15 AM
FEMA Wants $4.7M Back From Katrina Victims

JACKSON, Miss. - Thousands of Gulf Coast residents have been told they must repay millions of dollars in federal Hurricane Katrina benefits that were excessive or, in some cases, fraudulent.

In Mississippi alone, FEMA said it is seeking $4.7 million from 2,044 people, telling them in a form letter that they have four months to repay or set up a payment plan.
Some storm victims got duplicate or extra benefits because of FEMA errors, FEMA spokesman Eugene Brezany said, and others might have received benefits for expenses that later were reimbursed by insurance settlements.

Some others benefited "by intentional misrepresentation" or the mistaken belief that secondary residences qualified for payments, he said.

More people could get repayment notices as more applications are reviewed, Brezany said. Recipients could have received $2,000 to $26,200.

People who get the form letter have 30 days to respond. If they don't meet the four-month deadline, the U.S. Treasury will attempt to collect the money, Brezany said.

James McIntyre, FEMA spokesman for Louisiana, could not immediately provide figures for his state or others hit by Katrina. Aaron Walker, the agency's chief spokesman, said in an e-mail he also could not immediately respond.

The form letter sent to the aid recipients said that they could appeal the charges. Even so, it said, "FEMA strongly encourages" them to pay the debt or set up a repayment plan to avoid being charged penalties or interest in case the appeal fails...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060422/ap_on_re_us/katrina_repayments

We'll see a cure for Cancer, AIDS, World Hunger & World Peace before FEMA gets their money back. :o

Firme
04-22-2006, 02:26 AM
well, I'm sure the people that committed fraud to get money out of Fema would be happy to give it back :dunno: :rolleyes:

cobltng
04-22-2006, 03:19 PM
FEMA Wants $4.7M Back From Katrina Victims


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060422/ap_on_re_us/katrina_repayments

We'll see a cure for Cancer, AIDS, World Hunger & World Peace before FEMA gets their money back. :o

NAAAA, ya got it all wrong, they will all pay up,when Ray Nagin gets bleached

jimmysidecarr
04-22-2006, 04:45 PM
IT'S ALL BUSH'S FAULT!!!

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